A Big Win for Girls Worldwide

The State Department's new strategy looks at the myriad needs girls have: from going to school, staying safe, developing life skills and self-esteem, and choosing if, when, and to whom they will marry.

Ending Child Marriage, One Play at a Time

Laws against child marriage are important, but groups like Aahung are showing how community outreach is just as critical.

Africa Highlights Campaign to End Child Marriage at Landmark Summit

Africa has the highest rates of child marriage in the world—1 in 3 girls are married before the age of 18—so the issue demands immediate action there.

Can We End Child Marriage Once and for All?

The 2030 Agenda has committed to ending harmful practices such as child marriage and female genital mutilation. Governments must now examine the causes and consequences of these practices in order to face them head-on and eliminate them.

Obama’s Trip to Africa Marks a Turning Point for Adolescent Girls

President Obama's trip to Africa marked a turning point for his administration's work to improve the lives of adolescent girls.

Human Rights Council Steps Up for Girls in Resolution to End Child Marriage

In a significant victory for girls around the world, the Human Rights Council adopted its first substantive resolution on ending child, early, and forced marriage.

Fulfilling the Promise to Let Girls Learn

The new Let Girls Learn initiative suggests the President and others are taking issues surrounding girls' education and empowerment seriously.

Malawi Bans Child Marriage but the Work Is Just Beginning

While the law banning child marriage is a major milestone, ending the practice requires action on multiple levels.

President Obama Puts Improving the Lives of Girls Worldwide on the Agenda

In his proposed fiscal year 2016 budget, President Obama has prioritized adolescent girls in a way we haven't seen before.

Child Marriage Is Violence Against Women and Girls

Marriage shouldn’t make us think of violence, but every day, 37,000 girls around the world are married, often against their will, and their wedding day may be the first day of a violent, abusive relationship.