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Mar 17

Girls, not Brides: A global agenda for ending child marriage.

Ending child marriage is a global agenda in which many international partners are working through using various programs and tools to make a significant, positive change. “Girls Not Brides” is one of the initiatives to end child marriage and invest in girls. It is  a global partnership of more than 700 civil society organisations from over 90 countries committed to ending child

The issue is global and it is not limited to particular culture or geographical area. In India, for example, communication skills are used to stop child marriage. Roshanara is a young girls of 15 and she would like to study but her parents proposed marriage because they said they wanted the money. It was a hard decision for a 15 year old child who does not have ability to raise her voice and anyone to contact for help. However, the interesting point is that Roshanara had learn communication skills from roomtoread, India, and was confident enough to convince her mother to cancel the marriage.

Ending child marriage is a global agenda in which many international partners are working through using various programs and tools to make a significant, positive change. “Girls Not Brides” is one of the initiatives to end child marriage and invest in girls. It is  a global partnership of more than 700 civil society organisations from over 90 countries committed to ending child marriage and enabling girls to fulfil their potential.” Continue reading →


24
Jan 17

The Impact of New Media on Southern Cameroon Struggle for Self Determination

The profoundness of new media in political activism, whether in the realm of contentious politics or social movements need to be recognised in a changing world where citizens are shifting their participation in activism from physical to social media platforms. Globalisation of communication technology tools, coupled with a changing awareness of political activism in previously less informed societies, especially developing countries, has changed the political playing field for both governments, social movements, civil society, non-governmental organisations and  citizens interactions in contentious politics and social movement activitie. These dynamics are evident in the Southern Cameroon anglophone movements.  Continue reading →


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