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2008

Eliminating child marriage in Burkina Faso : A plan for protection, empowerment and community action

Burkina Faso

Titre : Eliminating child marriage in Burkina Faso : A plan for protection, empowerment and community action

Pays /Région : Burkina Faso

Durée : May 2008 - December 2010

Présentation
The overall goal of the project was to increase the human security of adolescent girls ˗ who were married or were at-risk of an early marriage ˗ living in 24 small and medium-sized villages within five regions. Through an integrated and multi-sectoral approach that sought to improve their education, health and social status, the project aimed (i) to engage with over 100 local community leaders to gain their support in mobilizing the social and political will to enforce laws respecting human rights, including those of women ; (ii) to give 50 per cent of girls the opportunity to stay in school and to access economic resources ; (iii) to mitigate the negative impacts of early marriage for 50 per cent of married adolescent girls through a peer education programme, vocational trainings and access to healthcare in 24 locations ; and (iv) to improve maternal and child health services among both married and unmarried adolescents as well as women living in the target villages

Bénéficiaires
The direct beneficiaries of the project were single and unmarried adolescent girls who were both in and out of school. This included the most vulnerable adolescent girls aged between 12 and 19 living in the 24 villages. Married girls were expected to further benefit from improved reproductive health services, including pre- and post-natal care ; increased access to information ; and greater social capital through vocational and life-skills training programmes. Indirectly, children of young married mothers, alongside their husbands and in-laws were also beneficiaries of the project.

Agences : UNFPA, UNICEF

Budget : $1,645,312.90

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