I support Power to Girls by committing empowering girls. We must address the issue of poverty and marginalisation, which lead to child marriage. We need to recognise that COVID has had a very real effect around the world of increasing the number of people in poverty and therefore increasing child marriage. Let's also work together to make sure girls in Afghanistan don’t get pushed into marriage and can stay in school
Main areas of work
- Human Rights & Justice
- Safety & Security
I commit that I will work to empower girls and create an ecosystem of equality to empower their voices.
SIDA will support Power to Girls as a donor through investment in key sectors including education, health and SRHR and support for civil society organisations who work with children and young women to liberate the power they hold, and in line with the feminist foreign policy commitments of the government of Sweden we will advocate for an end to child marriage and policies that respect the right of girls’ and boys’ to decide over their own bodies and lives.
I commit to ending child marriages by promoting girls’ rights to education which girls need for their personal development, preparation for adulthood, and ability to contribute to their family and community.
I commit to ending child marriages by working with multi-stakeholders to understand girls’ rights to information, expression, privacy and confidentiality. This also includes value girls to expression, and the freedom to see, receive and impart information.
I commit to ending child marriages by accelerating coordinated action across education, health, protection and other sectors and discouraging gender-based violence that isolates girls and exposes them to physical, sexual and emotional abuse and the risks associated with early pregnancy and childbirth.
I commit to ending child marriages by promoting girls’ education and making sure that the voices of citizens are heard, including those of the girl child, to mobilize political will and commitment to end child marriage.
Krishna Kumari Kohli
I commit to ending child marriages by actively engaging with all policy and practical measures to prevent and eliminate child and forced marriages, and protect women and girls against its adverse impacts.
I commit to ending child marriages by working for change in legislation, policies and strategies, change in social norms that support discrimination and gender inequality, and also for enhanced accountability and protection, as well as multi sectoral collaboration at provincial and national levels to address early and forced marriage.
I commit to ending child marriages by adopting holistic, well-defined rights-based and locally relevant government strategies that are based on evidence and include and policy measure combined with political commitment and support from CSOs including religious leaders.
I commit to ending child marriages by extending my support to adopt and implement laws, policies and strategies to address the systemic and underlying factors which allow the marriage of children to persist and prevent women from marrying a spouse of their choice.
Prof/Dr. Sarah Safdar
I commit to ending child marriages by working with all stakeholders and policy makers to recognise child and forced marriage as a human rights violation and manifestation of gender-based discrimination.