Marriage: No Child’s Play

As part of our work to address early, child and forced marriage Vikalp is implementing a five year program (2016-2020) to reduce child marriage and enhance sexual and reproductive health and rights of girls and young women in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. This program, led by the More Than Brides alliance is being implemented in 22 villages in Jodhpur with the support of Save the Children India. It’s seven-pronged approach aims to equip young girls and boys with life skills, information about rights and how to realize them. It aims to increase their access to education, economic opportunities, and building their agency to use quality services. It also focuses on shifting social norms related to marriage formation, gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and rights.