Albanian youth and the #Idont campaign
Albanian youth NGO “YMCA Tirana” has joined the global movement focusing on the need to end child marriage, initiated by UNFPA. The campaign was launched on Valentin’s Day and asked anyone who shares this belief to take a selfie holding a sign saying “#Idont” and tweet it or share it on instagram with the same hashtag.
The photos are from volunteers, youth workers and executive directors of NGOs from UK, North Ireland, Macedonia, Albania, Ukraine, Georgia, Russia, Bulgaria, Spain, Cyprus, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania and Serbia.
Also, SOS Children’s Villages Albania organized a workshop with young people, where they discussed about the topic of early marriages, phenomena which is common especially for young girls coming from Roma & Egyptian communities, poor families, rural areas and in other vulnerable groups – and they contributed to the #Idont campaign by taking selfies.
Special thanks to Rudina Kopo and Leonard Guni for their support in gathering and sharing the photos.