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Community experiences with Project RISHTA: A youth empowerment program to delay marriage in Jharkhand, India

Author: E. Jackson, L. McDougal, A. Raj Organisation: University of California San Diego (UCSD) Year: 2017

This brief looks at RISHTA, a community-based and youth-led programme that aims to reduce child marriage in rural areas of Jharkand, India. The programme trains peer educators to council youth on child marriage prevention, sexual and reproductive health education, and youth development opportunities.

The University of California San Diego (UCSD) examines how girls and decision makers describe their experience of this programme and how they perceived its effects. The brief summarises these insights and how they can inform recommendations to improve the programme.

TAGS: Fact sheet and brief India South Asia Health Education Empowering girls Mobilising families and communities Youth Providing services Health services