The Burkina Faso Women’s Empowerment Program Empowers Female Leadership to End Child Marriage

June 21, 2016

In November 2015, The Hunger Project-Burkina Faso held workshops in female leadership and the fight against the early and forced marriage of girls as part of it’s Women’s Empowerment Program.

The objective of the first workshop, which was held at  Boulkon Epicenter, was “to get women leaders to be interested and involve their fellow women in the electoral process.” A total of 23 people participated in this training, 22 of which are women.

The second workshop, titled the Child Marriage Project, was held in collaboration with Kinderpostzegels, a Dutch organization working to support the development of vulnerable children anywhere in the world, and Association D’appui et d’Eveil Pugsada (ADEP), an organization that works to empower young women to take a significant role in the development of their communities. Three representatives of The Hunger Project-Burkina Faso participated in this training, which was focused on sexual and reproductive rights and gender in relation to the fight against the early and forced marriage of girls.

Participants found this training to be very instructive. They left with a better understanding of how to approach issues regarding gender and sexual and reproductive health rights in relation to child marriage. Moreover, the animation technique used participative teaching and training methods, enabling each participant to contribute using their own experience and learn actively.


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