Rights

This section focuses on issues such as family planning, female genital mutilation (FGM), gender based violence (GBV) and trafficking. It also showcases useful examples that your programme can use and adapt accordingly.

Family Planning

There are 6.96 billion people on the planet. Of this, it is estimated by researchers at the 2011 Family Planning Conference89 that only 900 million women and their partners...

Forced/early Marriage

Millions of young girls worldwide are forced to marry when they are still children, and as a result are denied the ordinary experiences that young people elsewhere take for...

Female Genital Mutilation (fgm)

The roots of FGM (also referred to as ‘cutting’) are complex and numerous; indeed, it has not been exactly possible to determine when or where the tradition of FGM originated....

Trafficking And Sex Slavery

The trafficking and sex slavery industry itself is a multi-billion dollar business that transports and enslaves hundreds of thousands girls and women each year. Current statistics...

Forced Abortions And Sterilisation

A UN report from 2014 states that forced sterilisation is “a severe violation of women’s reproductive rights and serves as a method of medical control of a woman’s fertility...

Gender-based Violence

Gender-based violence (GBV) involves men and women, in which the female is usually the victim; and which is derived from unequal power relationships between men and women....

Bride Price (dowry)

Studies highlight that bride price plays a significant role in perpetuating violence against adolescent girls. The violence and harassment usually originates from the girl’s...
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