Royda is 15 and was engaged to be married. Paralegals in her village heard about the engagement and talked to her parents convincing them to end the engagement. Royda was very happy when she heard the news and is now back in school.
Plan Zambia is working to end child marriage by strengthening its work in advocacy, with increased emphasis on a Rights-Based Approach which includes creating greater awareness among children and community members on their rights and responsibilities. This then enables them to claim their rights from duty bearers; for example to end child marriage and to demand the rights of girls to education.