Carolyn Seaman

Joined Mar 2014
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Break the Cycle of Poverty for Survivors of Child Marriage with Me

What I'm Leading

I am leading a Campaign Project to challenge the cycle of abuse of girls and empower them to rise above the cycle of poverty that survivors of child marriage often suffer from. The project will take place in northern Nigeria where child marriage indices are highest and target adolescent girls and young women with empowerment skills that enable them break the cycle of poverty and improve their livelihoods. Each year, 15 million girls around the world are married off before the age of 18; that is 28 girls every passing minute! In Nigeria, 43% of girls are married off before their 18th birthday; 17% are married before they turn 15. Join me to inspire the change to a major social issue affecting Nigeria's girls!

Who I'm Impacting

This project will impact 45 girls and women aged 14-25 years who are survivors of child marriage.

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About Me

With over a decade's experience in gender research as well as adolescent girls' and women's empowerment, I founded Girls Voices Initiative, a non-profit that provides a platform that enables girls to share their stories and inspire other girls and we use technology and digital media to amplify their voices. Also, we provide the girls with basic life and social survival skills, digital and financial literacy skills and advocacy and citizen journalism skills that empower the girls to make a positive impact in their communities. I am a World Pulse Ambassador and volunteer working to promote digital empowerment for women to connect their voices for global change.

My Vision

To promote females in technology and advance a digital media platform that promotes inspirational stories for girls and women.

Needs

Digital Security curriculum, Laptop and other devices (tablet, smartphone, digital cameras etc.) to support our training of girls and women.

Abilities

Research and Analysis, Training, Videography and Photography, Report and Proposal Writing

Interests

Economic PowerEducationEnvironmentGender-based ViolenceGirlsHealthHuman RightsLeadershipMen and BoysTechnology

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