Abstract

Niger is one of the least developed country in the World, where girls' education remains a huge social challenge. Despite years of huge investments made by the Government with the support of donors, on raising awareness on girls’ education issue, it is still noticeable that the practice of early marriage continues to hamper girls’ access to education in Niger. This dramatic reality, which can no longer be ignored, has forced the Nigerien Government to be aware of one imperative: changing drastically the National Strategy for Girls Education, by designing a new strategy, based on a candid assessment of the situation in 2016. The new strategy stresses the necessity of changing the contents of messages used during sensitizations by focusing particularly on the benefits of girls’ retention in secondary education until their graduation. But the question is whether the classic Theories of Behavior Change, actually recommended internationally in order to conceive sensitization strategies, are relevant in our specific
context?

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2018

  • Date of Conference: 25-28 June, 2018
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2018.0032
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-90-2
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada