Tag «Forced Marriage Project»

Issue #5 – 15/4/13

Disposable Daughters Story by : S.C. Gillett     Recently, a heart-wrenching story in The New York Times (March 31, 2013) told of a father being forced to give his six-year-old daughter in marriage, as payment for a loan to cover medical bills that he was unable to repay. “She does not know what is …

Issue #3 – 7/2/13

Helping Afghan Women Tell Their Stories You can help Afghan women and girls develop their writing skills and share their stories with the rest of the world, including their stories of forced marriage. The Afghan Women’s Writing Project pairs Afghan women and girls with established writers to assist them in developing their writing skills. The …

Issue #2 -18/1/13

The Revolution Has Begun   When 10-year-old Nujood Ali entered a courtroom in Yemen and demanded a divorce from the abusive man she had been forced to marry, she started a revolution. Her courageous act encouraged other girls in forced marriages to come forward and demand their freedom. It also brought worldwide attention to the issue …

Project Activities

The “I Do!” Youth Initiative Project Activities: GRAPHIC ARTS – In April and May 2012, a group of young women, as well as, young women, gathered every week to learn graphic arts and poster making skills. They discussed the topics of healthy and unhealthy relationships. By the end of this workshop series, they created their …