In the Media

2018

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The Daily Star: ‘What Real Changes Look Like’

Yesterday, Tipping Point Project of CARE Bangladesh organised an exhibition titled ‘What Real Change Looks Like’, a photographic experience, created by women of Photo-Voice at Six Seasons Hotel in Gulshan. The project works with young people and communities to change social norms and practices that perpetuate child marriage. To understand how their work has contributed to changes in the lives of many women, Tipping Point used ‘Photo-Voice’ as an evaluation tool. Young women, who had never used cameras before, shared their stories and perspectives through photography. The images captured for the programme are stunning glimpses into the lives of women and girls in Bangladesh, where child marriage is a daily reality.

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rePROs Fight Back: Ending Child Marriage

This rePROs Fight Back podcast episode features Nidal Karim, Project Director of Tipping Point and Gayatri Patel, Senior Policy Advocate with CARE USA and Co-Chair of GNB USA. Every year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18, according to data from the UN. That breaks down to 23 girls getting married every minute. Child marriage is a violation of girls’ human rights and can have severe, lifelong physical, mental, emotional and financial consequences. It leaves young girls particularly vulnerable to rape, maternal and child mortality, and gender based violence. It also often forces girls to put aside their education, potential, and empowerment for a limited future. There is no silver bullet to end child marriage, but there are critical characteristics on how to approach the issue. Putting the girls at the center of the approach, involving parents and communities, and engaging men and boys in the conversation are vital approaches when talking about child marriage and its consequences.

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BBC: The health risks of maturing early
The BBC published a commentary about the health risks of maturing early, which can subject girls to a greater threat of sexual harassment and violence and lead to elevated rates of depression, substance abuse, eating disorders and anti-social behaviors in adulthood. The piece quotes Nidal Karim, project director for CARE’s Tipping Point, which combats child marriage: “This fear amidst parents and communities creates an environment where as girls get older, their worlds get smaller, with more and more restrictions placed on their mobility. Girls’ sexuality is the concern of others, but girls themselves are seldom given any information about their own bodies, puberty, sex and reproduction in order to prepare and protect themselves.”

 

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Girls Not Brides: How Men who take up cooking could help end child marriage

In Bangladesh and Nepal, two countries with the highest rates of child marriage in the world, CARE’s “Tipping point” project is an exercise in creating a society where girls are equally valued and child marriage no longer exists.

Here is how they are going about it.

 

 

2017

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Kabaddi Coverage:  Kalniview articles and Vorersurjo article

Adolescent girls from the fun centers in Jamalganj Upazilla of Sunamganj district participated in a competition of “kabaddi” in observation of 16 days of activism. “Kabaddi” is a game usually played by only men and boys; the girls have broken the stereotype.

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DAILY STAR: Engage Community in Fight against Child Marriage (Dhaka)

PORIBORTON: Coverage of the Boat Racing Event in the News (Bangla)

TIMETOUCHNEWS: Coverage of the Boat Racing Event in the News (Bangla)

71 NEWS TV:  Coverage of the Boat Racing Event in TV News

DAILY NAYA DIGANTO NATIONAL NEWS PAPER: Coverage of the Boat Racing Event in the News Paper (Bangla)

JTV ONLINE: Coverage of the Boat Racing Event in TV News

SURMAMAIL: Coverage of the Boat Racing Event in the News (Bangla)

ITTEFAQ NEWS ON ICHCHE DANA EVENT: Coverage of the International Day of the Girl (Bangla)

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THE HILL: Empower girls, change the world

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CHANNEL 24: IWD Girls’ Football Tournament

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NEWS OK: Knowledge Fair for Adolescent Empowerment

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THE DAILY STAR: Scrap Law on Girls’ Marriage Before 18

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2016

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THE HIMALAYAN: Re-examining the Value of Girls

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TAKE PART: The Hidden World of Child Grooms

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HUFFINGTON POST: Nepal’s Child ‘Love Marriages’ Pose Dangerous Risks to Young Brides

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 CARE: CPA Launch in Bangladesh

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CARE: Balbibaha Report by ABC News Nepal

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HIMALAYA TV: Policy to End Child Marriage By 2030

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CARE: CPA Launch Event in Nepal

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REPUBLICA: DEPRIVED OF A CHILDHOOD by Ayushma Basnyat

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2015

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UPWORTHY: IN NEPAL, ONE FORMER CHILD GROOM SPEAKS OUT by Morgan Shoaff

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LA TIMES: NEPAL’S CHILD GROOMS SUFFER IN PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL WAYS by Shashank Bengali


2014

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GLAMOUR: THE CHILD BRIDE CRISIS by Tanya Edwards

 

 

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THE KATHMANDU POST: NIP NOT THE BUDS by Avinashi Paudel

 


2012

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HUFFINGTON POST: MAKE COMBATING CHILD MARRIAGE A U.S. FOREIGN POLICY PRIORITY  by Helene Gayle