ACCELERATING EFFORTS TO END CHILD MARRIAGE IN UPPER WEST REGION
“Accelerating Efforts to End Child Marriage” is a CDA-Ghana flagship project initiative funded by UNICEF as part of efforts to End Child Marriage, Promote Gender Equality Norms and Improve Sexual Health and Rights of young people living in 30 resource poor communities in the Upper West Region of Ghana. Barely six months of the project implementation, CDA and its collaborating partners have made significant achievements of imparting knowledge among individuals and families, changing social and cultural norms and influencing local communities to abandon the practice of child marriage and other negative social cultural practices. Our efforts have directly reached 7631 with relevant information on ending child marriage, preventing teenage pregnancies as well as promoting gender equality norms. An estimated 61% of our direct project beneficiaries are female’s whiles 39% males. Additional 43% of our direct project beneficiaries are children whiles adults constitute approximately 57% of the number of people.