Advocacy For The Prohibition Of The Practice Of Child Marriage

Rise Up For Girls

The project “Advocacy for the Prohibition of Child Marriage in Agege and Mushin Northern

Settler Communities in Lagos State” was implemented within a year and was funded by the

Public Health Institute, Oakland, USA, under its RISE UP Initiative.


The project helped community heads and members understand the ills of child marriage as a violation of the

fundamental human rights of the girl child and a criminal act punishable by the law in Lagos

state. The project, Strengthened capacity of the community heads of Agege and Mushin northern

settler communities to formally denounce and sanction the practice of child marriage in their

communities. The project also strengthened Alliance with CSOs, media, young women and girls

in northern settler communities of Agege and Mushin in Lagos state to eliminate Child marriage.


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