Formation of Children and Youth Groups
Step Up the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation of Children (SUFASEC) project of Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) formed 9 Children and youth groups at Shatkhira’s different schools and 1 out-of-educational institutions. Each group has 25 members and is led by a teacher. They will act as Child Rights Defenders in their Communities. They will be aware of different issues, including child protection, Sexual Exploitation of Children (SEC), Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), child marriage, gender, life skills, and leadership. They will act work as Change Agents for their society and respond against the SEC and SRHR.
Children and Youth Group organised 5 regular meetings which were held in their school. In regular meetings, they discussed different issues, including child protection, SEC, SRHR, child marriage, gender, and leadership issues. They prepared a work plan to protect sexual exploitation and abuse of children in their work areas.