On December 9, 2013, the IWHC Leadership Council Committee will host Rachel Vogelstein, Director of Women and Girls Programs at the Clinton Foundation and author of a Council on Foreign Relations report on child marriage.
Ms. Vogelstein will discuss how child marriage threatens the security and stability of countries that continue to practice it, and why ending early and forced marriage should be a priority for U.S. foreign policy.
At the September 30, 2015, Leadership Council Luncheon, Sisonke Msimang, a columnist for the Daily Maverick and IWHC board member, discussed gender equality, race, and activism for women’s rights in South Africa with IWHC President Françoise Girard.
On July 16, 2015, a diverse group of more than 40 Friends of IWHC gathered for a screening of The Great Indian Marriage Bazaar and a conversation with its director, Ruchika Muchhala. The screening room, courtesy of IWHC’s neighbors Doctors Without Borders, was abuzz with Friends reconnecting and networking over Indian beer, kathi rolls, and other Indian-themed fare.
On September 9, 2014, IWHC celebrated its 30th Anniversary. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined IWHC President Françoise Girard and Aryeh Neier, President Emeritus of the Open Society Foundations, for a discussion about progress and setbacks for women’s rights in the United States.