Bhubaneshwar, Nov 22 (LocalWire): Six youths from Odisha’s Bhubaneshwar city are using the social media to raise awareness against child marriage.
Recently, the youths managed the administration of Facebook public group “Say NO to Child Marriage” for two hours (11 am to 1 pm) to draw attention of all children and urge them to complete their education and utilize their full potential.
This activity was facilitated by UNICEF, ActionAid and CCWD in Odisha to mark World Children’s Day 2018.
In Odisha, UNICEF in collaboration with ActionAid has created Balya Bibaha Pratirodh Manch, a platform where young and adolescent boys and girls stand as champions against child marriage.
“Education empowers girls and boys to think, act and decide for themselves. Children, who complete their education and do not get married early, have a better opportunity to reach their full potential,” said Alka Gupta, Communications Specialist, UNICEF Odisha.