Second Annual Asian Girl Campaign Activities Highlights Continued

Afghanistan

Legal and Cultural Services for Afghan Women and Children (LCSAWC) held interactive theatre shows in three provinces on Women and Girls rights based on EVAW Law and organized community dialogues among community people including women, girls, and men to enhance women’s and men’s understanding about women’s rights, family rights, girls education rights, etc. 

Armenia

The Hope and Help NGO conducted workshops on Child Trafficking and Child Abuse Awareness Raising in two schools in Yerevan. In the sessions, they presented materials such as Hope and Help NGO’s anti-trafficking hotline material, a comic book on combating child trafficking, CDs from anti-trafficking conventions, and the Trafficking in Persons Annual Report for Armenia issued by the U.S. State Department’s Office. 

“The Future is Yours” NGO held a march related to the protection of girls’ rights in the frame of this project. 70 girls from the different schools of The Republic of Armenia organizes the demonstration for promoting girls’ rights in Armenia. They wore scarves and walked with posters through the streets of Yerevan. Then they gave speeches and organized a flash mob and after the three-day trainings the participants met with a female leader and had a round-table discussion on the topic “We are different, but we are equal.”

Heratsi High School also participated by organizing an essay competition and flash-mob about the girls’ rights.

Azerbaijan

Reliable Future YO had presentations and discussed children’s problems in the country and legislation on children’s rights. One of the main topics in the event was about the rights of girls and early marriages. In the conference it was also mentioned that Reliable Future joined the #asiangirlcampaign, and we also had workshops in schools for students.

Bangladesh 

Nari Uddug Kendra (NUK) organized a Rally at the National and District level with 7000 girls participants, distributed posters, held a theater for development show, and essay writing and painting competitions at district level. They also gave awards to girls, conducted a signature campaign called “We Promote Girls Children” and organized a national level seminar on the role of karate in building self security and self defense among the girls and young women. 

Cambodia

SALT ( Sport And Leadership Training) Academy held a girls’ festival football tournament and a discussion on several topics such as international children’s rights, the right to education, and more.

Kyrgyzstan

Center for the Protection of Children protects the rights and promotes interests of street and working children. On the International Day of the Girl Child, they conducted a presentation on the history of Girls’ Day, held a training and forum on rights and gender equality, and gave lessons on reproductive health. They also organized an essay competition on “My right and possibilities,” a flash-mob, and plays about kidnapping, domestic violence, and discrimination.  

Lebanon

The Nabaa organization held workshops, educated people on the importance of education for girls, and distributed stickers. 

Nepal

UNFPA Nepal hosted a national event jointly with UNICEF, Save the Children and other national NGOs, showcasing the stories of young girls in the districts and creating platforms for dialogue between them, policy makers, and religious leaders. 

Saathi organized a program at a shelter to provide legal and medical help as well as counseling for victims of GBV.

Malaysia

Protect and Save the Children held various activities to promote awareness of girl child rights and protection including specific print media and social media campaigns. 

Mongolia

Mongolian Youth Development Services Center (MYDSC) held a workshop, a conference, a postcard advocacy activity, and an award ceremony to promote girls’ rights. 

 Tajikistan

The coordinator of the Young Leader Program in Gharm organized a debate for the celebration of girls’ day in their community.

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