End Child Marriage Now!!! Promote Her Rights Project

Location: Malawi

Project Background

End Child Marriage Now!!! Promote Her Rights project is a six month campaign that will be implemented in the village of Ntonya located in the Mulanje district. The campaign will advocate for policies against child marriage and raise awareness on sexual and reproductive health to address the knowledge gap within communities.

Chitani Community Sustainable Development (CHICOSUDO) will strengthen community capacity at three levels:

  1. Train traditional leaders as gatekeepers.

  2. Work with committee members, community based volunteers, victim support unit members, mother group organizations, development committee members and area development committee members

  3. Engage men to become protectors of their girl children at the household level

To reach these targeted girls, CHICOSUDO will train community based volunteers to become paralegals and peer educators. These volunteers will be responsible for providing counselling on information regarding sexual and reproductive health, report any form of violence, and raise awareness of campaigns happening in their communities.

The project will also work closely with local relevant stakeholders to provide the community outreach needed to ensure sexual and reproductive health rights for these girl children.

Project Partner:

Chitani Community Sustainable Development

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