Association for Rural Planning and Action

Empowering Adolescent girls

empowering adolescent girlsAdolescent girls have organised themselves in 30 villages, wherein more than 300 girls ranging from the age group 12 to 18 years have been addressing issues of their concern. A two days residential workshop was organised by Arpan, at its camp office campus, on gender justice and self-defence.

The major issues discussed by girls were:

  • Early marriage of girls
  • Dropout rate more in remote villages
  • Pressure of household responsibilities
  • Seclusion during menstruation
  • Sexual abuse and molestation cases

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