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.
The Young Advocates Network is a group of young people between the ages of 18-35 who come together to network, share ideas, access experts in the field, and take action to ensure a just and healthy life for women and girls worldwide.
Members of the Young Advocates Network are invited to several free events throughout the year, including networking events, discussions and film screenings. It's free to join!
On June 9, 2014, more than 250 friends and supporters gathered in New York to celebrate the International Women’s Health Coalition’s 30th anniversary at a gala. At the event gala dinner, IWHC honored United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for his tireless work to advance the rights of women and girls around the world.
IWHC also presented the second annual Joan B. Dunlop Award to Ninuk Widyantoro, co-founder of the YKP Women’s Health Foundation and an outstanding women’s health and rights activist based in Jakarta, Indonesia.
On May 9, 2014, Mabel van Oranje, Board Chair of Girls Not Brides, spoke about the global problem of child marriage before IWHC’s Leadership Council at its quarterly luncheon.
Following a brief talk in which van Oranje described the issue and work being done by the Girls Not Brides partnership, she and IWHC President Françoise Girard answered questions about the progress and challenges of ending child marriage in a generation.
At our most recent Young Advocates Network event on April 29, 2014, IWHC's Director of International Partnerships, Jennifer Dreher, talked about her recent travels to visit IWHC’s grassroots partners in Africa (Kenya and Nigeria), and South Asia (India and Nepal).