Two-Day Sensitization Conference with Media Personnel on Adolescent Girls Empowerment (AGE) was held on 6 -7 Feb 2013 at Forum in Hotel Sukkar by HANDS with collaboration of Journalist and civil society organizations. The main objective of the workshop was to seek support from the media in ensuring legislation from the Sindh Assembly against child marriages.
An expert panel of seniors consisting Advocate Hadi But President District Bar Sukkar, Jamila Mangi HRCP Sukkar, Bashir Mangi Journalist and writer, Lala Asad Pathan President Sukkar Press Club and Jaffer Memon Chairman V Journalist were discussed the role of media for child marriage’s issues. The puppet and the puppeteers a power mapping and community consultation exercise results were also shared with the participants. Ahsan Jatoi, Abdul Rahim Moosvi and Jami Chandio also deliver their view points.
Conference Focus was on the legal age of marriage would be 18 years instead of 16 years. Conference declared that the early marriages in sindh adversely affects the health, social, economical and educational status of the adolescents and there should be laws to punish the parents and Nikah Khawan involved in Child marriages.
- Child Marriages Eradication Seminar (handspakistan.wordpress.com)