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About the project

You Me Equal Rights is a project that strengthen girls' rights in Benin, Senegal and Burkina Faso.

More than 150,000 children in 300 schools are participating. From each school, four students, two of them girls, and two teachers are trained in two-day workshops on child rights, in particular girls' rights, and global goals. They are equipped with materials and methods so that they can engage their schoolmates and spread knowledge to family and neighbors when they return home. Teachers gain knowledge about pedagogical methods that they can use in the classroom, and get information about how they can support the children in the implementation of the WCP program with YMER.

Ambassadors for girl's rights

Together with their friends and teachers, children carry out the World's Children's Prize program with You Me Equal Rights in their schools. Local leaders are also trained so that children and teachers can gain important support as they try to create change in their local communities: This increases overall respect for girls having the same rights as boys. The goal is that girls should no longer be married off early and forced to leave school, not be subjected to genital mutilation, not have to do all the housework, and have the right to have their say and be listened to.

We are behind the project

The World's Children's Prize program with You Me Equal Rights is run by the World’s Children’s Prize Foundation with support from Sweden's Queen Silvia’s Foundation Care About the Children, in collaboration with organisations Juriste Echos Consult in Benin, Afrique Seconde Famille in Burkina Faso and Une Enfance Scolarisee in Senegal. The project is also supported by Ministere Des Enseignements Secondaire, Technique et de la Formation Professionnelle in Benin, Ministère de l’Education Nationale, de l’Alphabétisation et de la Promotion des Langues Nationales in Burkina Faso and Ministere de l'Education Nationale in Senegal.

YMER is also supported by the Bergqvist Family Foundation and the Swedish Postcode Lottery.

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