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.
The rural community of Kabula in Northern Nigeria is a matrilineal society. But even with a woman in charge, traditional gender norms are entrenched.
Today the State Department released the U.S. Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls, the first of its kind to focus on girls worldwide and the myriad challenges they face.
Laws against child marriage are important, but groups like Aahung are showing how community outreach is just as critical.
2015 was a momentous year for women—a year of impressive achievements but also extreme hardship. Here are our highlights for 2015.
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.
This fall, the Obama Administration made a decision that seems to be a step forward for sexual rights. But is it?
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.
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.
IWHC partners from Cameroon will be on hand to provide expert opinions on successful strategies.