Ending Violence against women in Malawi

 21 days of ending violence against girls and women in Blantyle Malawi

Girls Not Brides will be highlighting the link between violence and child marriage. During that time, the UN are asking people to OrangeThe World to show their solidarity against violence. In support and will showcase a fact related to gender-based violence each day for 21 days.

E = Empowerment
Empowering girls by investing in their education, participation, and well-being so that they can make informed choices and fulfil their potential.

N = Norms
D = Dynamics
C = Context
H = Health
I = Implementing laws
L = Leadership
D = Difference
M=Mobilising
A=Attitudes
R=Registering Births
R=Rights
I=Interest
A=Activism
G=Generation
E=Engaging men and boys

 

How can we end child marriage?

18. Apr, 2017

Five strategies:

1. Empowering girls with information, skills and support networks
2. Educating and rallying parents and community members
3. Improving girls’ access to high-quality education
4. Providing economic support and incentives to girls and their families
5. Encouraging supportive laws and policies

18. Apr, 2017

Abundance Ministries International:
also looked at projects that have had a positive impact on the lives of girls by preventing child marriage or delaying their age at marriage.

18. Apr, 2017

In recent years child marriage has gained increasing prominence on international and national development agendas. Today, we have a unique opportunity to act on this momentum and accelerate our efforts to help change the lives of girls and young women all over the world.
Ending child marriage requires work across all sectors and at all levels. It requires us to understand the complex drivers behind the practice in different contexts and adapt our interventions accordingly.
Girls Not Brides has developed a Theory of Change to demonstrate the range of approaches needed to address child marriage, and crucially highlight that everyone has a role to play. The Theory of Change stresses the importance of long-term, sustainable interventions that are coordinated, well-resourced and the result of shared learning.
Within the Theory of Change, four categories show where the majority of our efforts are aligned: empowering girls, mobilising families and communities, providing services and establishing and implementing laws and policies. Ending child marriage requires work which is mutually reinforcing across these areas.
These four strategy areas are used to illustrate the types of effective interventions that are helping to prevent child marriage and support married girls all over the world.

18. Apr, 2017

Future initiatives must make ending child marriage a priority.

The Abundance Ministries International: report concluded that the next generation of programmes must make ending child marriage a priority. They must take into account approaches that work, while continuing to test and evaluate innovative strategies across more countries and communities, adapting to local contexts each time.
Crucially, the needs and rights of married girls cannot be overlooked. They remain some of the most marginalised members of society.
At stake is the potential to create, not only a world where girls are free to decide if, when and whom they marry, but a world where girls and women are safe, valued and empowered.