One Day Training Program
13 April 2016 @ 4 pm
Whatsoever is the cast, religion, culture or region, Child/Early Marriage is prevailing in almost all parts of the world. In South Asian region deep-rooted traditions, customs, culture and gender inequalities are major attributes towards child marriage. Girls who are sold by their fathers serve as slaves in their in-laws.
In Pakistan, although Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929 (No XIX) exists according to which child marriage is prohibited and the minimum age of marriage for boy is 18 years whereas for girls this is 16 years (section 2) but even then this practices is on full swing. Recently in January 2016, an effort to outlaw underage marriages has been withdrawn from National Assembly’s as Standing Committee on Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony rejected the Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill 2014 after the CII dubbed it ‘anti-Islamic’ and ‘blasphemous’.
This is a fact that Men as a father, brother and husband are considered as a hallmark of decision maker within the society. To bring a behavioral change towards child marriage there is a need of greater awareness on a wider scale to inspire men to eliminate child marriage and to promote women rights.
The training has been arranged for community leaders and local community.
“Accelerate the digital literacy through learning process of digital skills to empower Community especially women who are unconfident with modern digital technologies to generate and share solutions related to child marriage by keeping in view the safety and security of individuals/society.”
What Participants will Gain:
In Pakistan majority of females are unfamiliar to utilize modern digital skills and tools to contribute in development. This is a fact that in 21st century technological civilization is a key element for success. With this training I am determine to provide a learning platform where community leaders and general public will be able to learn how to use digital platform and mobile technologies to motivate men especially fathers and brothers for effectively addressing issues related to child marriage and education of girl children. With digital empowerment society will gain new capabilities and behaviors to participate and express solutions to address the issue of child marriage in large global social networks to bring legislative, cultural and behavioral reform.
Possible Community Outcome:
The digital empowerment training will focus on teaching participants the essential skills, tools and techniques required to effectively use the computer and mobile applications. Participants will cultivate a basic understanding of technologies used on the Internet, and how to meritoriously and effectively use Internet technologies including current web-based applications, e-mail, and social networking tools and searching strategies. Participants would be able to demonstrate competency and protocols related to safety and security upon the completion of the training. Participants would be able to create posts for sharing their stories, solutions Participants’ will learn that how different stakeholders can participate to ensure education and why community level participation is vital.
I will use Digital empowerment; video and slide sharing; share our stories; challenges and solutions and digital safety.
A short scripted drama will be arranged to develop vulnerability map with the help of participants. This cross-cultural and multicultural segment will work within the experience of community by considering the language and culture.
- Special Interest Group Volunteer
- Training Hall
- Digital Projector
- White Board
- Pencils,Pens, A4 papers
I will use the premises of my office so I have all resources.
Possible threat could be the threat from community and religious leaders as in past a child marriage victim and her family has faced sever threats after refusing their 15 years old daughters’ marriage with 29 years old boy as a second wife.
To avoid such threats participants will be equipped with do’s and don’ts to follow to ensure their security at community level. The identity of participants on online portals will also be protected.