Project Example

Child Marriage = Rape!

Real Open Opportunities for Transformation Support (ROOTS) is a child and women rights advocacy non-governmental organisation. This banner was hung wherever the organization held community dialogue meetings to raise awareness on the dangers of marrying off children.

ROOTS conducted open platform dialogue sessions with community members, traditional and political leaders to openly discuss, share notes and proffer solutions in curbing the problem of child marriages at community levels.The idea, was to have communities develop customised methods of ending child marriages.In addition to the awareness, ROOTS also addresses sexual and reproductive health needs of young girls and HIV prevention.

Photo credit: Aaron Ufumeli, Newsday, Zimbabwe 2015

Source: Real Open Opportunities for Transformation Support (ROOTS)

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019