Proposal writing capacity enhancement training for GNB network members on topics related to Child Marriage and Violence against Women and Girls

CREHPA organized two days residential capacity enhancement training to GNB network members. The capacity enhancement training was attended by 13 GNB network members. The Contents covered in the training includes Definition of a Project; Overview of Project Cycle; Objective of the project; Project Goal; Tips on Rational writing; Outputs and outcome; Problem tree; Logical Framework;…

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16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2020

Yuwalaya in collaboration with Girls Not Brides Nepal organized events to mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2020 sharing info graphs, flyers, GBV related poems, entrepreneur women’s local business, hosting a watch party and informatics videos. The organization further facilitated a Panel Discussion to recognize this campaign the concept has been put forward…

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Amplifying Girls Not Brides Nepal SDG Campaign

GNB Nepal launched SDG Campaign under the banner #StopStealingHerChildhood at the request of GirlsNotBrides Global Secretariat.  As of date 115 individuals and organizations has signed the campaign. With the encouragement and funding support, GNB Nepal organized a Silent Demos and a Press Conference in National Capital, Kathmandu in September 18, 2019. Silent Demos campaign The…

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Research on child marriage

Enablers and drivers of child marriage in Nepal: evidence from a formative mixed method research –UNICEF (2014) Advocacy for Ending Child, Early and Forced Marriage in Nepal – AMPLIFY CHANGE (2017/2018)

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Strengthening multi-sectoral and convergent approach in South Asia

CREHPA, partnering with Protection Nepal Bara is conducting a three year intervention project (2018-2021) aimed in strengthening multi-sectoral and convergent approach to address the issues of child marriage with evidence building in two districts (Rautahat and Parsa) of Nepal. The project facilitated collaboration among various stakeholder groups, including government, civil society, community, police and private…

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Creating Spaces

Creating Spaces, a program by OXFAM in Rautahat, Banke, Dailekh and Baitadi districts has benefited over 60,000 people. As the name suggests, it was aimed to open a space for youth, children and young women to network, build alliances and build their capacity. Under the program 180 community discussion centres and 40 child clubs were…

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Stopping Child marriage

All GNB Nepal members have become trusted organizations for young people and community leaders to turn to in case a child marriage is being planned or is happening. The members then intervene and negotiate with the two partners, calling in law enforcement if necessarily. Often, the child bride needs shelter as well. GNB Nepal member…

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Working with Parents

In many rural societies, parents continue the tradition of early marriage in belief that it will secure the future of their children and also relieve them from economic burden. Miscommunication and conflict may force children to distance and even elope from their homes.  Child Welfare Society (CWS) worked in a program to give orientation to…

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Working with religious leadership

Religious leaders play an influential role especially in rural societies where child marriage is prevalent. Their authority over parents and the society makes them an important partner to discourage the practice. GNB members engage with religious leaders in several districts. In Banke district, Nepal Muslim Samaj Bikash Chetena Kendra (NMSBCK) works closely with local Religious…

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Fatherhood education and sanitary pad making

Centre for Agro-Ecology and Development (CAED) worked closely with boys and men through innovative programs that help them understand the problems women face and change the perspective on stereotyped gender roles.  For example, men were asked to wear a “pregnancy” and carry load which made them see how difficult it is for expecting mothers to…

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Gift a bicycle

Janaki Women Awareness Society (JWAS) working to address child marriage in southern Nepal provided girls in secondary school with bicycles so they can continue their education. For many girls, staying in school is difficult, because of the pressure of getting married but also because many schools are located far away.

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Udaan- Catching the missed opportunity

Care Nepal’s Udaan program aimed to provide school dropout girls, especially from poor and marginalized communities, an opportunity to return to the formal education system. The project supported 100 girls in Kapilbastu district, who had never attended or have quit primary school.

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K2 School to School

In 2018, Sakcham Rural Nepal conducted a month-long campaign against child and forced marriage. The campaign covered over 3200 students in 40 schools aged between 12 to 18 years in schools along the route from Kakarvitta to the capital Kathmandu (K2), spanning over 10 districts.  The campaign focused on educating school childrens about the legal…

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Girl Groups

To bring vulnerable girls on the same platform and to discuss their problems and raise awareness, GNB Nepal member supported girls to come together as a team to gain confidence and to have a support when needed. PAC Nepal has formed 17 girl networks spread over six municipalities of Dhanusa district in southern Nepal. Girls…

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Youth Champion Capacity

In 2018, GNB Nepal brought together 16 young girls (aged 17-21 years) from high child marriage and human trafficking prone districts for a Youth Champion capacity development training in Pokhara. These young girls (four from each district) were drawn from Nuwakot, Makwanpur, Bara and Myagdi districts. This training was in line with developing young role…

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Amending National Strategy and Plan of Action

GNB Nepal supported in drafting the 2016 National Strategy to End Child Marriage which was endorsed by the government. GNB Nepal also drafted a Costed Implemented Plan (CIP) to ensure that the strategy is translated to actions on the ground. The CIP was prepared under the leadership of Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizen…

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Nepal Girl Summit

In September 2018, Nepal organized the National Girls Summit in Kathmandu to reiterate Nepal’s commitment to end child marriage by 2030, coinciding with the International Day of the Girl Child. The event brought together stakeholders from the government, development agencies and local organisations as well as young boys and girls from across the country. The…

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Advocacy for ending child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) in Nepal

In 2018, under a grant from the Amplify Change, GNB Nepal held a series of dialogues and workshops at all three levels of the current administrative structure of the country: local, provincial and national level. It focused on advocacy and policy dialogues with policy makers and stakeholders to not just talk about child marriage but…

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