Marriage: No Child’s Play
Provide youngsters, especially girls, with information and better access to services to make informed decisions about marriage.
About the programme
Although there is a good understanding of the diverse drivers of child marriage, the evidence and experience base on what works in these different situations is not as strong as we would like it to be. To remedy this, the Making the Most of What We Know (MMWWK) programme provides the More Than Brides Alliance with a learning vision on the topic of linkages between adolescent sexuality and child marriage.
To pilot a new way of growing the knowledge base and increasing implementation effectiveness by systematically tapping into implementation experience within and beyond the More than Brides Alliance and bringing it together with the available evidence from research, on the topic of the links between female adolescent sexuality and child marriage.
Nearly 1 every 3 seconds a girl is married before the age of 18, that’s 12 million girls each year
Approximately 12 million girls aged 15–19 years and at least 777,000 girls under 15 years give birth each year in developing regions
Our Lives, Our Health, Our Futures
Promote gender equality and empower women and girls in an area of conflict and patriarchal social structures by working with schools and in communities.
There is often still sexual violence against women around the gold mines in Ghana and Tanzania. This is why Simavi works in these areas on education and information about sexual health and rights.
The Perfect Fit
Designing and distributing reusable menstrual pads in a rural area and educating men and women about sexual rights and menstrual health.