GIRLS GET EQUAL: Preventing Child, Early and Forced Marriage (PCEFM) Project

GIRLS GET EQUAL: Preventing Child, Early and Forced Marriage (PCEFM) Project


This program is focused to prevent mal practices in the community. The main objective of this project is to get girls equal. However, the specific objectives are to retain girls in schools, to provide economical opportunities for girls and families at high risk of CEFM and knowledge of SRHR among adolescents, to embrace norms that value the girl and support girls and boys to delay marriage and to contribute to make responsible duty bearer particularly local government to prevent and respond to child rights violations especially CEFM

Major Activities

Awareness campaign, capacity enhancement training, COC formation and functionalization, promote entrepreneurship activities, Assist local government for policy formulation, IEC material production and monitoring

Major Achievements

  • Adolescents, young, families and community people are being sensitized on harmful social norms through interaction program, meeting, dialogue and training and the cases of menstruation mal practice, discrimination between son and daughter (caretaking, fooding, education etc.) are decreasing. 
  • Adolescent girls and young women are conscious about MHM after dissemination the information on good MHM practices through interaction meeting/trainings and SBCC materials. (use of sanitary pad increased and school absent decreased during menstrual period)
  • Enhanced knowledge of girls, adolescents and young women on SRHR. Hence, the positive sign is appearing in our program area i.e. adolescents girls are demanding stigma-free SRHR services without hesitation. (After training to health service providers on stigma-free SRHR, adolescents friendly and gender responsive, CSE training to school’s teacher, advocacy capacity building training to adolescents on stigma-free SRHR)
  • high vulnerable adolescents girls who were at the high risk of child marriage were got counselling and linked into women cooperatives for their economic development and better future (244 Nos.).
  • Vulnerable adolescents girls have got loan from cooperatives for income generation activities. (50 Nos.)
  • 1265 adolescents received information on SRHR through our project activities and intervention (Female-715, Male- 550, Disability-91, Dalit- 297)
  • Teachers taking additional class on CSE/SRHR after 78  Educational staffs/teachers trained on CSE/SRHR from all three project Palikas.  
  • Developed 3  Model CoC centers with technology at working palikas (one in each palika)
  • Interaction Workshop with Journalist (2 events) in Manma so that they disseminating the information on CEFM, SRHR and other harmful social norms
  • Running the CoC classes through 10 CoC centers comprising all program palikas.
  • CoC participants were excited to join peer to peer education and  organize extracurricular activities in their school as well as community.
  • CSE/SRHS was provided to 20 members of cooperatives from three Palikas and they have started awareness session on CSE/SRHR to their cooperatives members in their palikas.
  • After onsite coaching training, group management training, account training, logistic support and cooperative management training, they are capacitate to run their cooperative smoothly.
  • Among the 7 adolescents girls 2 of them who were participated in tailoring training of 390 hrs has started their own business.
  • 386 girls and boys received support to develop and implement action plans and economic empowerment training on gender equality, child rights and CEFM.