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Pilot scheme to empower adolescents launched in Sindh

Unicef-RSPN project focuses on reducing child marriages;
to be implemented in Ghotki, Khairpur districts for three years

Aiming to reduce child marriages, especially among adolescent girls, the Unicef and the Rural Support Programme Network (RSPN) on Tuesday jointly launched the ‘Improving Adolescent Lives in South Asia’ programme.

An intervention funded by the IKEA Foundation, the project would initially be implemented in a number of union councils of districts Ghotki and Khairpur for a period of three years.

The project also envisages improving access to information and equipping adolescents with life skills as key interventions to strengthen adolescents’ capacity to form and express opinions with confidence; thereby promoting and protecting the right of a child to participation and freedom of expression.

In addition, parents and communities will also be capacitated to understand adolescents’ rights and support their realization through enhanced access to community-based…

Original published: 15 March 2017 12:00 am Read the full Karachi News here


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