Power to Girls commitments

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Mary Robinson

  • Ireland

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

Srijan Foundation

  • India

Main areas of work

  • Sustainability
  • Safety & Security
  • Poverty
  • Human Rights & Justice
  • Health
  • Education

I commit that I will work to empower girls and create an ecosystem of equality to empower their voices.

SIDA, Sweden

  • Sweden

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.

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Amna Afridi

  • Pakistan

I commit to ending child marriages by mobilizing girls to avoid early marriage, stay in school and decide for themselves whether and when to marry. I will initiate grassroot efforts to address the root causes of this harmful tradition and identify opportunities for change.

Kousar Abbas

  • Pakistan

I commit to ending child marriages by empowering girls by educating them about their rights so that they are able to re-shape perspectives and challenge conventional norms of what it means to be a girl.

Arisha Rafiq

  • Pakistan

I commit to ending child marriages by empowering adolescents and youth to make their own decisions about their futures by changing community norms related to gender, adolescent health, early marriage, and childbearing.

Baserat Khan Shinwari

  • Pakistan

I commit to ending child marriages by working with parents and community leaders and educating them about the negative consequences of child marriage, which can inspire them to change their views, speak up for girls’ rights and encourage others to do the same.

Zainab Qaiser Khan

  • Pakistan

Marriage is an important decision in one’s life and requires maturity for choosing when and whom to marry. Child marriage denies millions of girls this choice each year. I commit to ending child marriages by working with the government to uphold the rights of adolescent girls, so that girls can reach their potential and countries can attain their social and economic development goals.

Asia Saleh Khattak

  • Pakistan

I commit to ending child marriages by promoting girls’ access to high-quality education, including tailored reintegration programmes for girls who are forced to drop out of school owing to marriage and/or childbirth and by improving access to clean drinking water & sanitation services to the rural population of the province.

Sydea Nudrat

  • Pakistan

I commit to ending child marriages by making efforts for policy reform, engaging multi-stakeholders and collectively finding solutions that are locally and contextually integrated, and culturally appropriate.

Shaheen Quresh

  • Pakistan

I commit to ending child marriages by empowering girls to shape the decisions that affect their lives and address the barriers to accessing essential health, economic livelihoods, nutrition and education and at the same time change the social norms that limit girls’ opportunities and expose them to violence.

Molana Tayyab Qureshi

  • Pakistan

I commit to ending child marriages by informing people about the negative impacts of child marriages and by mobilizing other faith leaders to speak out against violence against women and girls.