Knowledge Collaboration Addressing Child Marriage Issue
The learning session two was held by Share-net Bangladesh on the 13th and 14th of May.
Individuals’ working in different NGOs and INGOs on child marriage and SRHR issues participated in the event to share their experience and knowledge. 15 organisations were present in this knowledge collaborative.
“When we gave loans to underprivileged families to constrain child marriages, they surprisingly used the amount to give away in dowries, so we changed our approach and started signing them up for trainings instead,” said Sharmin Farhat from Unit for Body Rights (UBR) Bangladesh, during one of her presentations.
Through various interactive sessions, participants learned from each other and came up with new ideas and steps to address child marriage issue effectively.
The collaborative approach provided a platform for the participants to analyse knowledge gaps implementing the projects, policies and practices related to child marriage.
Mushfiqua Zaman Satiar, Senior Adviser, SRHR and Gender from The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, gave her closing remarks in the end of the event. She appreciated the initiative taken by Share-Net Bangladesh team and hoped the work on child marriage abolition goes a long way.