Quote of the day: linking and learning event on child marriage

Sony Piya, CWIN, Nepal

“The Poster Session this morning worked really well for me.  One of the ideas that I heard about was the door to door social campaign in Pakistan which involves young people stenciling a visible permanent mark on the front of each house where families have committed not to marry off their daughters while they are still children. We are going to try something similar in Nepal.”

This week, worldwide partners within the HER CHOICE programme – creating child marriage-free communities – meet in Bangkok. ICDI organizes a five day linking and learning event to bring professionals together to build relationships, develop strategies and to learn skills in developing psychological well-being of children growing up in these difficult circumstances. 

Linking & learning forms an important element of the HER CHOICE programme. The members of the HER CHOICE alliance all have their own fields of expertise. By working as an alliance they complement each other. Activities to promote linking and learning are organized at local, national and international levels. In order to share knowledge, experience and lessons learnt and to widen support networks. For more information about the HER CHOICE-programme, click here.