Child Marriage Advocacy Activity in Shinyanga and Mara Region

Msichana Initiative is working with two organization, Agape AIDS Control Program (AACP) and ATFGM-Masanga to empower young girls who are kept at the camp as former child brides, victims of FGM who ones who fled plight of child marriage or FGM.
Msichana Initiative is a member of Tanzania Ending Child Marriage Network, as a partner organization her advocacy plan is linked with the broader plan of the network. In the developed advocacy plan for TECMN, Msichana Initiative committed in contributing in the following:

1. Girl empowerment session with victims of child marriage and FGM
In Nov, 2016 Msichana was able to travel to Shinyanga and Tarime and conduct empowerment session with girls victims of child marriage and FGM. The activities highlighted the child marriage issue from the girls’ perspective and empower them to continue amplifying their voices.
The session taught the following skills to young girls
1. Self-actualization
2. Goal Setting
3. Girls as Change Agents in their communities