Ending Child Marriage
Bridgers considers advocating and lobbying with traditional and religious leaders to promote campaigns on ending child marriage in our communities. If religious authorities continue and intensify preaching messages that x-ray the ills associated with child marriage, then it will foster the STOP CHILD MARRIAGE CAMPAIGN. If traditional leaders as custodians of traditions and customs, which are the most powerful driving forces of child marriage, call for the elimination of these rules and practices then chances of a final ending of this practice are much more feasible. Other stakeholders remain very important.
Our advocacy strategies in this area involves:
Massive sensitization campaigns in workshops/round table discussions and seminars against child marriage.
Awareness raising campaigns including door to door that will expose the negative effects associated with child marriage.
Promotion of quality education for the girl child.
Psycho-social rehabilitation and support victims of child marriage in order to appropriately strike a balance in their mind sets
- Advocate for traditional leaders to facilitate and implement changes in their customs and traditions linked to child marriage, breast ironing and female genital mutilation (FGM).