Girls and Women as Catalysts of Change: Our Twitter Chat with Girls Not Brides & Women Deliver
Pathfinder International joined Girls Not Brides and Women Deliver today for a Twitter chat about girls and women as catalysts for change.
A big thanks to all of those who joined us! Our #girls4change chat generated more than 800 tweets from 412 contributors helping us reach 1.4 million unique Twitter users.
In case you missed it, we've rounded up some of our favorite takeaways from the event:
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Demographic expert Dr Tauseef Ahmed, while speaking at a workshop organised by non-government organisations Subh-e-Nau and Pathfinders, said that if we fail to invest in the youth, not only they will be unskilled and uneducated but they will stay unemployed.
Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, Pakistan country director of Pathfinder International, a non-profit organisation working to improve adolescent and youth access to sexual and reproductive health services in more than 30 countries, says that early pregnancy is not uncommon among teenage brides. In fact, having a baby is a way of proving one’s fertility, and the values of adolescent pregnancy are “protected by women and girls themselves,” he told IPS.