child marriage (photo Stephanie Sinclair)

Yes I Do - Resources

Interested to learn more about Yes I Do? Find more resources of the Yes I Do programme below.

Yes I Do final evaluation cartoon

The Yes I Do programme contributed to a more gender equal society and better prospects for young girls and boys. This cartoon, developed within the framework of the external program evaluation, summarizes the changes in young people’s life the programme has contributed to. 

Click here to open the cartoon.

The most important changes that YIDA contributed to included:

  • an increased ability for young people to speak up and make their own decisions;
  • an overall decrease in harmful practices such as child marriage, teenage pregnancy and FGM/C;
  • the ability for young people to gain new skills and increase their employability, and for some of
    them to go back to school after dropping out;
  • an increased access to SRHR information and services for young people in target communities; and
  • a more open dialogue among young people and adults around SRHR issues.


Hopes on the Horizon to End Child Marriage,Teenage Pregnancy and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Rutgers Indonesia published a report on five years Yes I Do: Lesson learned from the field.

To help support the Indonesian Government’s Program to End Child Marriage, Rutgers WPF Indonesia, together with the alliance, implemented the Yes I Do Program, applying a comprehensive gender transformative approach to prevent and to eliminate child marriage, teenage pregnancy and female genital mutilation/cutting in Sukabumi (West Java), Rembang (Central Java) and West Lombok (West Nusa Tenggara) for five years from 2016-2020.

Through the program, Rutgers WPF Indonesia has greatly contributed to the massiveness of campaigns and movements on child marriage, teenage pregnancy and female genital mutilation/cutting prevention at all levels; international, national, regional and even at village levels.
As a key result, adolescent and young people felt empowered and well-informed as well as fully engaged in activities that enhanced their life skills.
The Yes I Do program has successfully embraced the entire key stakeholders to join hands to reject any social, cultural and traditional norms that accept these ill-fated practices.

Find the report here.


Suci fighting Child Marriage

In Indonesia, almost 1 in 4 girls gets married before the age of 18 year. Suci (19) from Lombok fights this custom of child marraige in her own way.
Read her story here.
Check her short video below.

Read the full story of Suci in Opzij (in Dutch).

Corporate brochure

Read about the goals, approach and expected results of the programme in our corporate Yes I Do brochure.

Kiran video

Check this video on Pakistani Kirans. Kirans are youth advocates trained by Yes I Do, battling early marriage and teenage pregnancy by spreading awareness on the issues.

Midterm Review syntesis report (MTR)

Find out all about the progress and recommendations on the programme in the MTR 2016 - june 2018 here.

Annual report

Read the annual 2017 to find out about the progress: Yes I Do 2017 annual report.

Baseline studies

Yes I Do allience partner Kit, The Royal Tropical Institute conducts the research and monitoring & evaluation for the programme. Read the baseline reports here:

Indonesia: Summary Yes I Do baseline study in Indonesia

Pakistan: Summary Yes I Do baseline study in Pakistan

All baseline studies: All Yes I Do baseline studies and summaries

In the media

Malawi: Chief Kachindamoto annuls over 300 child marriages 

Yes I Do Animation


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