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 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.
Join us for our next Young Advocates Network event, featuring IWHC's Director of International Partnerships, Jennifer Dreher. Jennifer will talk about her recent travels to visit IWHC’s grassroots partners in Africa (Kenya and Nigeria), and South Asia (India and Nepal). Learn about what these organizations are doing on the ground to ensure access to safe and legal abortion.
The 2013 Annual Gala took place on Monday, April 8, at The Pierre in New York City. IWHC honored Christiane Amanpour, Global Affairs Anchor for ABC News and host of Amanpour on CNN International, for being a champion for women and girls.
In addition, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, presented the first annual Joan B. Dunlop Award to Adenike Esiet of Action Health Incorporated for her work in advancing the sexual health and rights of adolescents in Nigeria.