Difference between pages "Rachel Bobruff" and "Dankpen Initiative to Oppose Forced Marriage"

From Peace Corps Wiki
(Difference between pages)
Jump to: navigation, search
m (added volunteerinfobox template)
 
m (1 revision)
 
Line 1: Line 1:
{{volunteerinfobox
+
{{Project
|firstname=Rachel
+
|project=Dankpen Initiative to Oppose Forced Marriage
|lastname=Bobruff
+
|projecttype=Other
|country=Thailand
+
|site=Dankpen Prefecture
|site=Uthai Thani
+
|region=Kara
|region=Uthai Thani
+
|country=Togo
|group=117
+
|firstname=M.
|yearservicestarted=2005
+
|lastname=Gallagher
|yearserviceended=2006
+
|state=Pennsylvania
|program=Education
+
|communityfunds=$1680
 +
|projectyear=2003
 
}}
 
}}
 
+
In Dankpen Prefecture in Togo many local leaders feel that the problem of forced early marriage of young women is one of the practices that continues to retard the region's development. Forced early marriage impacts fifty percent of the young women between the ages of 13 and 16, and ends any further possibility for them to pursue education and attend school. This initiative will encourage both proponents as well as opponents of forced marriage to participate. Local people will facilitate under the supervision of a pilot team, composed of local social workers, NGO members and Peace Corps Volunteers.The group plans to establish a training program for local representatives which will be charged with preventive actions as well as identifying forced marriages and prosecuting cases of forced marriage. In severe cases where families disown their daughters for refusing to marry, the local community groups will place the girl in free apprenticeship training programs, learning trades so that she will be able to support herself. Relevant Togolese law and matrimonial rights doctrines will be translated into local language and used in awareness-raising campaigns. Local student theater groups will prepare and perform theater sketches on the theme in order to further the spread of information and make it accessible to all. the project will be in effect over a three year period. The first phase will involve training and installation of the canton committees, and engaging them in awareness-raising campaigns. The second phase will follow-up on their progress and ensure that their work can continue autonomously. Peace Corps funding is being requested to assist with training expenses for this program.
Rachel Bobruff<br>
+
Thailand <br>
+
2005-2006<br>
+
117<br>
+
Uthai Thani<br>
+
TCCO<br>
+
 
+
I rocked out in a riverside town, Uthai Thani, which is 4 hours North of Bangkok. 4 days a week I was in 2 elementary schools, Wat Thammasopit and Wat Amaritawari, helping teachers implement student centered learning. My focus was on training the teachers, rather than teaching the students, in an effort to increase sustainability. In addition I (with the town health clinic) planned 5 AIDS education workshops for adults in the town; all had a focus on empowering women to confidently make decisions regarding their health and rights. The ultimate workshop trained village health volunteers on how to repeat these clinics in their villages. In addition I worked with the town hospital to create a providence wide blood drive to not only replenish the low supply of blood, but address the concern that locals would not get tested for HIV/AIDS. Finally, I was an active member of the Gender and Development GIG leadership team, helping plan the yearly conference. 
+
While in Thailand I helped in group 118 training, located in my town, and ran the 2006 Thailand Temple Run Marathon.
+

Latest revision as of 14:40, 21 May 2014


Project was named::Dankpen Initiative to Oppose Forced Marriage{{#if:Togo|
|}}

{{#if:|{{{flickr}}}|}}{{#if:|[[Image:{{{image}}}|250px]]
|}} {{#if:Other|Project Type(s):|}} {{#if:|Project Sector(s):|}} {{#if:|[[Project sector was::{{{projectsector}}}]]|}} {{#if:|[[Image:{{{projectsector}}}.gif|20px]]
|}} {{#if:| [[Project sector was::{{{projectsector2}}}]]|}} {{#if:|[[Image:{{{projectsector2}}}.gif|20px]]|}}

Community Name:|}} ,|x|Name of community was::x}}{{#arraymap:|,|x|, Name of community was::x}}{{#arraymap:|,|x|, Name of community was::x}}{{#arraymap:|,|x|, Name of community was::x}}
Region:|}} ,|x|Name of region was::x}} {{#arraymap:|,|x|, Name of region was::x}}
Country:|}} Project in::Togo|}}{{#if:|, Project in::|}}
Volunteer(s) Name:|}} ,|x|Firstname::x}} {{#arraymap:Gallagher|,|x|Lastname::x}}{{#if:| , |}}{{#arraymap:|,|x|Firstname::x}} {{#arraymap:|,|x|Lastname::x}}
Volunteer(s) Homestate:|}} Is from state::Pennsylvania|}}{{#if:| , [[Is from state::{{{state2}}}]]|}}
Volunteer(s) Home city:|}} [[Is from town or city::{{{uscity}}}]]|}}{{#if:| and [[Is from state::{{{city2}}}]]|}}
Counterpart's Name:|}} ,|x|Firstname::x}} {{#arraymap:|,|x|Lastname::x}}
Affiliate organization:|}} ,|x|Affiliate organization was::x}}
Funds community contributed:|}} ,|x|Funds community contributed::x}}
Percentage community contributed:|}} ,|x|Percentage community contributed::x}}
Funds needed were:|}} ,|x|Funds needed were::x}}
Funds requested were:}} ,|x|Funds requested were::x}}
PPCP #:|}} ,|x|Partnership project number was::x}}
Year of project approval:|}} Year of approval was::2003|}}
Project located:|}} yes|}}
{{#ifeq: 2003Other|2008PCPP|
Partnership project number was::x}} http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/images/Donatebutton.JPG
|}}{{#ifeq: 2003Other|2009PCPP|
Partnership project number was::x}} http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/images/Donatebutton.JPG
|}}
{{#if:2003|Projects started in Togo 2003 (1).|}}
{{#if:2003|{{#ask:Project in::TogoYear of approval was::2003|format=list|limit=15}}|}}
{{#if:Togo||}}Other [[:Category:Project in::Togo_projects|Projects]] in Togo (7).
{{#ask:Project in::Togo|format=list|limit=15}}
{{#if:Pennsylvania|30px|}}{{#if:Pennsylvania|Other [[:Category:Project in::Togo_projects|Projects]] by Volunteers from Pennsylvania (8).|}}
{{#if:Pennsylvania|{{#ask:Is from state::Pennsylvania|format=list|limit=15}}|}}
{{#if:Other|Other Other Projects by Volunteers (32).|}}
{{#if:Other|{{#ask:Project type was::Other|format=list|limit=10}}|}}
{{#if:|[[Image:{{{projectsector}}}.gif|30px]]|}}{{#if:|Other [[:Category:{{{projectsector}}}|{{{projectsector}}}]] Projects by Volunteers [[:Category:{{{projectsector}}}|(0)]].|}}
{{#if:|{{#ask:[[Project sector was::{{{projectsector}}}]]|format=list|limit=10}}|}}
{{#if:|[[Image:{{{projectsector2}}}.gif|30px]]|}}{{#if:|Other [[:Category:{{{projectsector2}}}|{{{projectsector2}}}]] Projects by Volunteers [[:Category:{{{projectsector2}}}|(0)]].|}}
{{#if:|{{#ask:[[Project sector was::{{{projectsector2}}}]]|format=list|limit=10}}|}}
Don't see your Project, Add yours! {{#forminput:Project}}
{{#if:Mapped Projects around Togo (6).|}}

{{#if:|This project location is: {{#if:{{#geocode:Dankpen Prefecture,Togo}}|[[Location Coordinates::{{#geocode:Dankpen Prefecture,Togo}}]]}} }}

{{#if:{{#compound_query:Location Coordinates::+;?Location Coordinates;icon=Project.png‎|format=openlayers|width=350|height=400}}|}}

{{#if:|Template:Appropediaprojects|}}

Info about the Project was named::Dankpen Initiative to Oppose Forced Marriage {{#if:Togo||}} {{#if:|[[category:{{{country2}}}_projects]]|}} {{#if:2003||}} {{#if:2003||}} {{#if:Dankpen Prefecture||}} {{#if:|[[category:{{{site2}}}]]|}} {{#if:|[[category:{{{site3}}}]]|}} {{#if:|[[category:{{{site4}}}]]|}} {{#if:|[[category:{{{affiliateorganization}}}]]|}} {{#if:Other||}} {{#if:|[[category:{{{projectsector}}}]]|}} {{#if:|[[category:{{{projectsector2}}}]]|}} {{#if:Pennsylvania||}} {{#if:Pennsylvania||}} {{#if:|[[category:{{{uscity}}}]]|}} {{#if:||}} {{#if:||}} {{#if:Gallagher||}}

In Dankpen Prefecture in Togo many local leaders feel that the problem of forced early marriage of young women is one of the practices that continues to retard the region's development. Forced early marriage impacts fifty percent of the young women between the ages of 13 and 16, and ends any further possibility for them to pursue education and attend school. This initiative will encourage both proponents as well as opponents of forced marriage to participate. Local people will facilitate under the supervision of a pilot team, composed of local social workers, NGO members and Peace Corps Volunteers.The group plans to establish a training program for local representatives which will be charged with preventive actions as well as identifying forced marriages and prosecuting cases of forced marriage. In severe cases where families disown their daughters for refusing to marry, the local community groups will place the girl in free apprenticeship training programs, learning trades so that she will be able to support herself. Relevant Togolese law and matrimonial rights doctrines will be translated into local language and used in awareness-raising campaigns. Local student theater groups will prepare and perform theater sketches on the theme in order to further the spread of information and make it accessible to all. the project will be in effect over a three year period. The first phase will involve training and installation of the canton committees, and engaging them in awareness-raising campaigns. The second phase will follow-up on their progress and ensure that their work can continue autonomously. Peace Corps funding is being requested to assist with training expenses for this program.