Partners to End Child Marriage: SSS

Partners to End Child Marriage: SSS

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Siddartha Samuyadayik Samaj (SSS) works with CARE in Nepal to end child marriage, covering communities in the Rupandehi district.  Founded in 2003 years ago, SSS’s vision is a fair and equitable society, and their mission is to create social and economic and health empowerment for women to change their status in society.  With 9 board members (all women) and 110 members, 105 of whom are women, SSS currently has programming in 30 VDCs, with partnerships with CARE, World Vision, the United Mission for Nepal, and numerous local and national federations.  

SSS's areas of expertise are WASH, anti-trafficking, education, gender awareness, women’s empowerment and advocacy, and community health.  To further their gender goals, they have a Gender Equality and Social Inclusion advisor, and celebrate International Women’s Day and the 16 Days of Activism against GBV. They specialize in a group approach, and work with community-level groups, including children’s and adolescents’ groups.