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Life Foundation DSC_0079-660x330 Life concludes 'Our Girls Are Not For Sale' campaign in Bahr Baqr village in Port Said

Life concludes ‘Our Girls Are Not For Sale’ campaign in Bahr Baqr village in Port Said

Life Foundation for Development and Community Integration and Start Initiative for Rehabilitation and Training concluded Our Girls Are Not For Sale’ campaign in the governorates of Port Said, Ismailia and Al Sharkia, which aims to raise awareness about the dangers of marriage under legal age, tourism marriage, customary and fixed marriages

It is worth mentioning that Bahr Al Baqr village in Port Said was the last of the targeted villages in the campaign which addresses the spread of the phenomenon of underage marriage due to the customs and traditions that believe it is wrong for a girl to reach the age of 17 years without getting married and that she will  became poor and suffer poor living conditions. The lack of awareness and education results in the girls having to work on fish farms and agriculture from the age of 7 years old

The campaign has received the admiration of the audience and their interaction during the presentations that were provided by the campaign’s team represented in

Mrs. Ghada Abu Al Qumsan (Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights

Mr. Mohamed El Said Hegazy (Director of Port Fouad Association for Family and Child Welfare

Dr. Mohamed Ali Abdelhafid (Consultant, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Sheikh Mohammed Juma Mahmoud (Imam and preacher of the Directorate of Awqaf Port Said – PhD in human resources development

Dr. Mohamed Farid Sadiq (Cassation Lawyer

Mr. Waleed Al Damaty (Psychologist for Life Foundation

They began to talk about the campaign and its objectives and its spread, then there was a discussion with parents as well as a talk about the most important health problems resulting from the marriage of minors and the psychological, social and legal problems resulting from the marriage of minors and the consequences of that

 

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