PHOTO STORY- In Bonkulu, a small village about 30 kilometers from Bandundu city, young girls are caught early in marriage and pregnant before puberty. The Bonkulu Youth Association is mobilized through educational talks to end child marriages in Kwilu. Discover the report of our Photographer Gwenn Dubourthoumieu.
PHOTO STORY- In Sampiere, a small village to the east of Bandundu, people gathered to follow a comedy about the fight against child marriage in Kwilu. The UNICEF DRC reporter followed them.
Merveille, A 17 year old Young-Reporter from Kinshasa calls to end Child Marriage in DRC.
Last June, DRC saw many of its major towns celebrate the Day of the African Child. The focus this year was on speeding up efforts to end child marriages and Ruth, a Young Reporter from Mbandaka Province, covered the events which included solid advocacy activities.
Ruth is a Young Reporter in DRC’s Equateur Province and one cause that she is particularly committed to is that of child marriage. Figures, observations, recommendations, she’s researched the subject extremely well. Make sure you read her article!
So many girls miss out on a chance at a brighter future. Why so? Because of child marriage. Jean Paul, a Young Reporter at only 11 years old, met Yvonne who, unlike many of her friends, is lucky she is still studying.