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WAP team reviews ambassador applications

WAP team reviews ambassador applications

The Woman Advocacy Project's team reviews application s for the pilot class of Ambassadors Against Child Marriage.

Roughly a third of girls in Zimbabwe marry before their eighteenth birthday. This practice has several key drivers: serious gaps in girls’ understanding of sexual and reproductive health, harmful social norms which tie a girls’ perceived “purity” to her families’ honor, and the belief among both girls and communities that child marriage is an acceptable and viable path out of poverty.

WAP is launching the Ambassadors Against Child Marriage program, an innovative new approach which targets the root causes of child marriage through sustained community-based education and mentorship.

In the coming months, WAP will recruit and train five talented young women to work as Ambassadors. As part of their Ambassadorship, these girls will mentor other young women in their communities, educate them about the long-term harms associated with child marriage and talk with them about how child marriage often exacerbates poverty rather than relieving it. Ambassadors will create safe opportunities for girls to ask questions about reproductive health and provide one-on-one counseling to equip their peers with the knowledge necessary to make responsible, safe, and informed decisions about their bodies and health.

Photo by Alex Kotowski, 2018 Peace Fellow, The Advocacy Project
August 14, 2018 – Harare, Zimbabwe

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Photo prise @ Harare Charles Prince Airport le 14 août 2018 (© The Advocacy Project / Flickr)

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