Final Evaluation: “Curb Early Child Marriage Through Human Rights Education and Advocacy in Sindh, Pakistan”
Grantee: Sindh Community Foundation
Period: January 2016 to December 2017
Grant amount: $99,980
Description: The project addressed early child marriage by raising awareness of the Sindh Child Marriages Restraint Act 2013. The overall goal was to ensure that girls in 30 villages in three districts of Sindh province, namely Tando Mohammad Khan, Dadu and Sukkur, were better protected against early marriage by 2017.
Main findings of the evaluation:
· the project reached 3,915 primary and secondary beneficiaries in the 30 villages and 694 girls;
· about 10 girls were protected from early marriage and went back to school, including three as a result of timely action by police officials trained by the project;
· particularly promising was the empowering of girls and boys by spreading powerful messages on early marriage and the Sindh Child Marriages Restraint Act 2013 through social media.