Yes I do: reduce child marriage, teenage pregnancies and female genital mutilation/cutting

Project

The aim of this project is to reduce child marriage, teenage pregnancies and female genital mutilation/ cutting (FGM/C)-related practices across 7 countries – Pakistan, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia and Malawi

The Yes I Do project is a joint collaboration with Plan Netherlands in the lead, along with CHOICE, Rutgers and Amref. Funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, these partners are implementing interventions in the seven countries, aiming to reduce child marriage, teenage pregnancies and FGM/C.

KIT Royal Tropical Institute is the knowledge partner for this alliance. KIT is using mixed methods to support the consortium with base, mid and end line along with operational research; and is coordinating the monitoring and evaluation component of the programmes. The activities are on-going across the 5 years of the programme.

Research objectives

The research objectives are:

  1. To know the causes and consequences of child marriage, teenage pregnancy and FGM/C;
  2. To know the opinions of young people on child marriage, teenage pregnancy and FGM/C;
  3. To explore the attitudes and behaviours of community members and religious/community leaders about child marriage, teenage pregnancy and FGM/C;
  4. To identify potentials for involvement (engagement) of young people in the program to reduce the incidence of child marriage, teenage pregnancy, and FGM/C.