Street drama against child-marriage
Posted on August 28, 2023 under News
A child-friendly adolescent group in Kyangsi in Rukum East took a proactive stance last week by organising a street drama and rally with an engagement of 124 community people to raise awareness about the detrimental impacts of child marriage and the rights of children, particularly in relation to maternal death.
With the support of UMN’s local partner NPAF, the 25 group members were able to enhance their capacities and skills on human rights advocacy, ending domestic violence, and conducting regular group meetings through the Pro-Act project.
The group also actively participated in interaction meetings alongside faith healers, women's groups, and local leaders to address pressing concerns related to children, adolescents, and women in collaboration with ward representatives and project staff. Notably, the group recently played a crucial role in rescuing a 14-year-old girl who had been married off at the Bhairahwa border in cooperation with local police authorities and Maiti Nepal.
Looking ahead, the members of this children’s group remain steadfast in their commitment to keep advocating for children and women.