FIGHTING AGAINST FORCED MARRIAGE CLUB TUSEME, ZOU, BENINHistory
LEARNING GOAL & PURPOSE
Even in this day and age, exist perils like child marriage. While child marriage is a human rights violation, most people do not seem to find it a violation worth fighting against. This truly inspiring story from Club Tuseme, Ceg Tindji, Zou, Benin highlights the boldness and critical thinking skills of the young superheroes.
While the adults are either enforcing this evil or are silent spectators, the brave kids decide to fight the problem. After analyzing the situation among the community members, these determined souls used their skills to spread awareness about important ideas like the right to education and right age for marriage.
· Feminism. Students can do research in order to know the real meaning and discover how this movement appeared. How has it evolved and what has it achieved over the years?
· What does our law say about Women's Human Rights? Is it reflected in our society? Students can have contact with NGOs which are working on this topic and interview some volunteers and victims in order to know the reality. Which role can students play?
· Teacher can play a documentary on Forced marriage in the UK. The video can be stopped and commented. What have students felt and thought when watching it? Do they know any story which has happened in their country? What must be changed in order to avoid this?
· Students can be divided into groups and do research on child marriage around the world. Students can choose a country, make a poster, and hold an exhibition. What similarities and differences can be found in each continent?
· What do we understand by Family? Nowadays there are different types of family around the world. The teacher can bring some articles to the classroom and ask students to read and share them with their classmates.