Welcome to our #nochildbrides Campaign
In the summer of 2015, our Executive Board members came across the following video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJJwCYx2CTk. The video opened our eyes to the widespread problem of child marriage, while showing us how we can do our part to curb its practice. The "No Child Brides" campaign with their "white dot" movement has already seen major success in India and we want to recreate that success here, in North America, and bring attention to the issue of child marriage. Therefore in late 2015, Heart to Soul in Action decided replicate the No Child Brides campaign and to use the white dot to raise awareness Our aim is to use social media and create a digital campaign that will spread from Coast to Coast. Social media is relatively easy to use and many have access to it, which is why it is a perfect platform for us to give others an understanding of what child marriage is and how education can help combat this practice. Participating is fairly simple, as you can do as little as upload a picture or video of yourself or a group wearing the "white dot" with the hashtags #nochildbrides and #heart2soulinaction, and tag our Facebook page @hearttosoulinaction, Instagram @heart2soulinaction, or Twitter @hearttosoulinact. We want you to include facts, statistics, or your personal thoughts on the issue along with the picture/video. Get creative with the submissions, we would love to see you dancing, singing or even taking the campaign to events such as dance-offs, sporting events,etc! Best of all, submissions with the most likes and/or shares will qualify for prizes! Also, all funds raised from this campaign will go to the United Nations backed causes concerning child brides and education. If you have any questions about how you can start the same campaign in your community or would like to learn more about partnership opportunities, please feel free to reach out to us! Enjoy some pictures from our campaign below!