Trisha, who is a UNICEF Celebrity Advocate, virtually met and congratulated the adolescents and young people who are champions in stopping early marriage and ending violence against children by raising awareness in the community. She also called for innovative solutions for ending all forms of violence against children.
Trisha had met these children in August 2019 and had urged them to speak up to end violence against children, including ending child marriage and break the age-old culture of silence. “I am thrilled to meet the young champions who raised awareness in their community on the dangers and long-term impact of child marriage. They worked with their peers to create a safety net to protect children from getting physically and sexually abused. These are trying times due to COVID-19, but it has not affected the children,” said Trisha. “These efforts by the adolescent and young people are courageous and commendable. I take this opportunity to salute them for their incredible efforts.”
Stressing on the importance to address the challenges and opportunities adolescent girls face, Trisha said, “It is the need of the hour to reimagine a better world where the decision-makers count them, listen to them and invest in their education and skills. Let us explore innovative solutions to end gender-based violence and child marriage.”