Under the theme of the child marriage and the challenges faced by young mothers, AYON under the project ‘My Rights My Voices’ has call for the photo story competition. The program details are here under.
Complications during pregnancy and childbirth are the second cause of death for 15-19 year-old girls globally. Although the national law proscribes child marriage, still 40% of girls are married by the age of 15 and 52% of girls begin child bearing by the age of 20. Child marriage is one of the key contributors to poor SRHR and health outcomes of girls and women. It is leading to unplanned pregnancies, multiple pregnancies, anaemia, premature births, and violence against women. Older children, at very early age, start taking care of their younger siblings rather than going to school and engaging in positive childhood activities. Not to ignore, health hazards like uterine prolapse, STIs and HIV/AIDS, polygamy, depression, family disruption and divorce, having serious family communal implications are the other outcomes. That 52% of the married girls begin child bearing by the age of 20 is just a little example of the myriad consequences of neglecting SRHR issues. An estimated 10% of Nepal’s 13.6 million women are affected by uterus prolapse, and this figure could be much higher in some regions. Youth groups and partners, currently we are working with, strongly recommend designing and implementing interventions led by youths against child marriage to bring about change in poor SRHR and health right issues especially of young girls and women.
- To intervene child marriage to bring about change in poor SRHR and health right issues especially of young girls and women
- To increase the understandings of youths about the problems of SRHR and child marriage inter-related as cause and effect in our society and enhance their confidence to express their views about the issues
A team of jury will decide the top 5 best photo and stories which will be awarded in Photo Story Launching Ceremony. The selected stories will be refined and published as an album book.
Theme: Child marriage and the challenges faced by young mothers, two to five images representing the theme.
7- 30th September 2015, 5:00 pm
> Open for all
> Age: 16-39 years of age
> Individuals and group can apply
> Photos to be original and never published before
> Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
> Photos will be owned by AYON
> Entries will be accepted only via the Internet, photos to be sent in JPG format.
Judging and announcement of winners:
best five photo stories will be awarded. The best five photo stories collected will be compiled and published as an album book.