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A Closer Look at Early and Forced Marriage Workshop #4: Risk Reduction and Prevention Tools for Youth at risk for Early and Forced Marriage
Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM (EST)
This 3-hour workshop will provide concrete tools for participants on how to support girls and young women to prevent early and forced marriage as well as ensure that young women are not further isolated by early marriage. Participants will recieve information on how to support youth in completing their education, negotiate the terms of a more beneficial marriage, and access reproductive and sexual health care options. Sauti Yetu staff will share our perspective on how these issues impact social service provision for African immigrant women and families.
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Sauti Yetu Center for African Women
Sauti Yetu Center for African Women and Families is a nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing African immigrant women and families to improve the quality of their lives, strengthen their families, and develop their communities. Sauti Yetu’s direct services, public education, and advocacy promote immigrant girls’ safe transitions into adulthood, curb violence in the family, and give poor and low-income women access to life skills and leadership opportunities.