early marriages

Call to Scale Up Fight Against GBV

Zambia’s local government and housing minister, Emmanuel Chenda, believes there is a need for concerted family and community-based activities to supplement government efforts in combating early marriages, teenage pregnancies and gender-based violence (GBV).
 
Chenda is saddened by the increase in cases of early marriages, teenage pregnancies and GBV in that country.
 

NGO Tackles FGM, Early Marriages

Children’s Dignity Forum (CDF) is implementing an ambitious project aimed at saving schoolgirls from the menace of female genital mutilation (FGM), early marriages and HIV/AIDS in Tanzania’s Mara Region.

The project dubbed ‘Strengthen Girls Network and Clubs in Response to Child Marriage, FGM and HIV Prevention Strategies’, is targeting public schools.
Project coordinator, Fransisca Silayo, made the revelation during a special function organised by the NGO to provide anti- FGM, early marriages and HIV/AIDS education to female pupils.

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