Measuring the Effects of Comprehensive Sexuality Education: GPI’s Experience

“As a young girl, it wasn’t okay for you to talk about sexuality issues, to even talk about personal hygiene and menstrual health openly,” said Emilia Eyo. “The GPI program over the years has been able to demystify these things.” Emilia participated in the Girls’…

Who Runs the World: Girls!

The rural community of Kabula in Northern Nigeria is a matrilineal society. But even with a woman in charge, traditional gender norms are entrenched.

Our Top Wins in 2015

2015 was a momentous year for women—a year of impressive achievements but also extreme hardship. Here are our highlights for 2015.

Helping Young Women and Girls Thrive in Kenya’s Kisumu County

  • January 7, 2016

Southwestern Kenya has the worst statistics in the country with respect to teen pregnancies and STIs amongst girls, and high rates of maternal mortality, and unsafe abortions. Monica Oguttu talks about what her organization, KMET, is doing to help adolescent girls and young women be healthy and thrive.

Dinah Musindarwezo of FEMNET on the 2030 Agenda

  • January 7, 2016

Dinah Musindarwezo of FEMNET about the critical role the women's movement played in the formation of the Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the 2030 Agenda.

Meet Our Partner: ALVF-Cameroon

  • January 6, 2016

Based in the Extreme North region of Cameroon, ALVF works to end all forms of gender-based violence, including child marriage.

In this video, ALVF founder Sike Bille speaks with IWHC President Françoise Girard about how she established ALVF and began her work to end child marriage.

Can Sexuality Education Advance Gender Equality
and Strengthen Education Overall?
Learning from Nigeria’s Family Life and HIV Education Program

  • December 9, 2015

The imperative to prepare the largest generation of young people in history for adulthood has driven a search for fresh approaches to educating adolescents about their bodies and sexuality. Recently, there have been calls among health experts and educators for a comprehensive, integrated approach to sexuality education that addresses not only health issues such as…

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.

Meet Our Partner: APAD-Cameroon

  • November 24, 2015

APAD works to prevent child marriage and support survivors so they are able to tell their stories, demand social change, and survive on their own.

Bringing Child Marriage into Focus:
Four Dynamic Women Share their Stories

  • November 20, 2015

A travelogue At the end of October, IWHC brought four inspiring women from northern Cameroon to the United States to participate in Girl Summit DC and to advocate for the U.S. Government to do more to end child marriage. All of the women have been touched by child marriage in some way and are…