The practice of child marriage is still very common in Morocco. More often than not, the young girls who enter into early marriages are unable to read and write, are unaware of their rights, easily exploited and abused, and frequently destined for lives of poverty. This community action is a first step. It aimed to build awareness of this human rights’ violation and defend the rights of young girls not to be forced into early marriages in Morocco.
“We like to say that YLDF has ‘Yemenized’ the Canadian-imagined human rights training model! What this means is, we work on an individual level and build youth understanding of human rights. Then we go on to work at the organizational level by sharing our experience with other local NGOs and helping build their capacity to apply this ‘Yemenized’ version within their communities.”