The youth-led community action "I am a child and not a bride" is aimed at preventing child marriage in Taounat city, Morocco. Due to poverty, girls in Taounate city are subject to early marriage between the age of 12 and 17 years. This violates their right to education and right to life and wellbeing. This phenomenon is permeated by the misinterpretation of article 20 of the family code in Morocco. This community action will mobilize female and male youth from a Secondary school of Tawnat area communities to raise awareness on harms of early marriage. At the national level, the initiatives will network with main stakeholders to promote the initiative and engage as one key actor in the national movement against early marriage.
Despite high literacy rates of education for girls, early marriage of girls (below 18 years old) remains a problem in some areas of Jordan. The legal text of article 10b of the Jordanian Personal Code permits marriage for young girls ''in case of public interest''. This phenomenon has grave consequences on girls and violation of their right to life, personal safety, and freedom. A high shchool Jabal Al Nadheef Area in Amman was selected by the group as a pilot area after they conducted an assessment of the problem among the school girls aged 12-18 years.
The initiative is addressing girls' marriage phenomenon in Jebel al-Nathef area in Amman, Jordan as a direct violation of their right to education that they may be completely deprived of. ''You Still Young'' seeks to contribute to the reduction of this phenomenon through a series of interactive awareness sessions are being developed and implemented by a group of young leaders involved in Rawabet initiative. Part of these sessions will target a number of high school girl students in the community while the other part will target the parents, both men, and women in the community.