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Empowering Youth to End Child Marriage and Promote Gender Equality

Holistic Education for Youth (HEY!) is a school-based intervention that seeks to prevent child marriage in rural areas of Honduras. Initially known as Addressing Child Marriage through Holistic Education (ACMHE), the program partners with Bayan (a Honduras non-governmental organization) and SAT (a secondary education system in rural areas of Honduras) in utilizing design-based research to design, develop, and implement  a curriculum that focuses on promoting gender equality and providing students with the necessary knowledge to make informed decisions regarding child marriage.

In 2021, HEY! was chosen as a promising practice in Latin America and the Caribbean to prevent child marriage by the Child, Early and Forced Marriage and Unions (CEFMU) and Sexuality working group.