Yes I Do: Reduce Child Marriage, Teenage Pregnancies and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting


This project aims to reduce child marriage, teenage pregnancies and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) related practices. Its work covers seven 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. It is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Within this, KIT Royal Tropical Institute is the knowledge partner for the alliance.

As part of this role KIT is using mixed methods to support the consortium with base, mid and end line reports along with operations research. Additionally, KIT is coordinating the monitoring and evaluation component of the programmes. These activities are on-going across the five years of the programme.

Research objectives

The research objectives are:

  • Knowing the causes and consequences of child marriage, teenage pregnancy and FGM/C;
  • Knowing the opinions of young people on child marriage, teenage pregnancy and FGM/C;
  • To explore the attitudes and behaviours of community members and religious/community leaders about child marriage, teenage pregnancy and FGM/C;
  • Identifying potential for involvement (engagement) of young people in the program to reduce the incidence of child marriage, teenage pregnancy, and FGM/C.