Teenage pregnancy and child marriage are frequently interlinked, with one often leading to the other. Needless to say, the consequence of one or both of them to the girl child are devastating, socially, economically, mentally and health wise. A concerted multi sectoral approach in addressing the two is vital to ensure progress in eradicating them.
BREAK FREE! FOCUS AREAS:
“Break Free”! Programme is a Five-Year (2021 – 2025) grant funded by Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), whose aim is that adolescents exercise their right to live free from Teenage Pregnancy (TP) and Child Marriage (CM) supported by civil society.
SAT is one of the three consortium partners, implementing the program, together with Plan International Netherlands and Forum for African Women Educationists (FAWE) and supported by two technical partners; The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) and Rozaria Memorial Trust (RMT).
The program is implemented in nine countries in with some of the highest child marriage and teenage pregnancy rates in Africa;
Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Mozambique, Zambia, and Malawi.