A book to fight against child marriages
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A book to fight against child marriages

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Today, the world celebrates the first International Day of Education. This is an opportunity to celebrates organizations like CODE, which are using innovative methods to promote girls’ access to education. This is part 2 of a two-part blog series by CODE.

Nowhere are the multiple impacts of a quality education more apparent than in the lives of women and girls. Keeping girls in school substantially increases not only their own health, prosperity, and wellbeing, but also that of their families and communities.

And yet, expectations around early marriage still prevent millions of girls from accessing the quality education that they deserve. But a new book published as part of CODE’s Better Education Through Teacher Training and Empowerment for Results (or BETTER) project in Mozambique, looks to change that by supporting the fight against early marriage.

In partnership with Associação Progresso and Mozambique’s Ministry of Education and Human Development, with the support of Global Affairs Canada, CODE is truly transforming Mozambique’s education system.

Working in teacher colleges across the country, CODE is developing and delivering a revitalized curriculum for teachers, providing them with the strategies and resources they need to make a difference in the lives of the boys and girls in their classroom.
One such resource is the new book, Early Marriage: The National Strategy to Prevent and Combat It, published in 2018. This book serves as learning materials for students and teachers alike and promotes child-centered and gender-sensitive teaching practices.

This book promotes child-centered and gender-sensitive teaching practices

This book promotes child-centered and gender-sensitive teaching practices

Written in local languages, this new book helps girls in Mozambique understand what early marriage is, while at the same time helping their families and communities to see the benefits of supporting their daughters and sisters to study and graduate before getting married.

Innovative projects, like the publication and wide distribution of this book, are making a difference in the lives of women and girls across Mozambique.

Read part 1 on CODE’s use of technology to help women and girls access quality education.

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