The transformational possibilities of a peer education program to address child-marriage in Nepal

María Florencia Amigó*, Sandeep Gurung

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Peer education has been a popular strategy in health promotion campaigns willing to reach large populations at manageable costs. The modality has been critiqued for engaging a poorly trained and cheap workforce; however, it is still broadly utilised in development programmes. By focusing on qualitative data obtained from programme stakeholders for the final evaluation of an intervention to address child marriage in Nepal that made use of peer educators, this article explores how properly supported peer education programmes may lead to women’s empowerment, activism, and cultural change.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
JournalDevelopment in Practice
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Sep 2021

Keywords

  • child marriage
  • international NGOs
  • Nepal
  • peer education
  • women’s rights

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