Middle East: Fighting against child marriage
2,000 girls supported through the “We Adolescent Girls, We Can” project
“I want to finish my studies in the field I love.”
At 15, Hasna was about to get married to survive. The “We Adolescent Girls, We Can” project implemented together with our partners supported more than 2,000 girls like Hasna, through psychological support and awareness sessions related to child marriage. Tdh fosters the well-being and empowerment of at risk and married girls and young women through services and meaningful opportunities. We also support their peers, families and communities and strengthen gender-adapted and child-friendly justice systems
Tdh won the Swiss Circle of Women Board Award (Prix du Cercle Suisse des Administratrices), recognising our efforts to promote diversity within our organisation and in our activities around the globe. For many years, our teams have been committed to the rejection of discrimination based on gender, origin or sexual orientation. This work takes place in political and social contexts that are often very difficult and not very open to the notion of equity. We are proud to say that we have achieved gender equality at Council and Executive Board levels in Tdh.