United Nations Adopts Progressive Resolution on Child Marriage

The resolution's adoption highlights the urgency for explicitly addressing child marriage in our next development framework.

Join Us for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

This year's 16 Days campaign will focus on the intersection of gender-based violence and militarism.

Congress Has Changed, But Our Priorities Haven’t

We won’t have a full picture of what yesterday's election means until the new term starts, but we do know it presents a more difficult landscape for sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and the Post-2015 Agenda: What’s Next?

The proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent significant progress, addressing critical areas for action that, if implemented, will transform the lives of women and girls globally.

Leading For Girls: What We Can Do So Girls Can Thrive

  • October 6, 2014

An estimated 15 million girls around the world are married every year before they turn 18, often with no choice about when or whom they marry. Child marriage is practiced across all religions, ethnicities and continents. The highest rates of child marriage worldwide are in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Girls Not Brides USA, the…

Child, Early and Forced Marriage and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

  • October 6, 2014

Every day, 37,000 girls are married before the age of 18. This effectively ends a girl’s childhood, curtails her education, minimizes her economic opportunities, and in turn perpetuates cycles of poverty and violence. In this panel discussion organized by the Permanent Mission of Zambia to the UN and the International Women’s Health Coalition, experts will…

Erin Burnett Speaks with Women’s Rights Activists from Africa and Asia

  • September 23, 2014

At the International Women's Health Coalition’s 30th Anniversary, CNN's Erin Burnett moderated a discussion on progress for women and girls in Africa and Asia with Fadekemi Akinfaderin (Education as a Vaccine, Nigeria), Sheena Hadi (Aahung, Pakistan) and Yvette Kathurima (FEMNET, Kenya).

Progress in the Face of Adversity: Activists Discuss Setbacks and Challenges for Women’s Rights

To mark the 30th anniversary of the International Women’s Health Coalition earlier this month, IWHC hosted a panel discussion with three young women activists to assess the progress we’ve made and address the challenges that lie ahead for women’s rights.

UN Panel Offers Stepping Stones Toward Ending Child Marriage

On September 5, the UN General Assembly hosted its first-ever panel discussion focused on ending child, early, and forced marriage.

The Summer of the Summit: Now What for Early, Child and Forced Marriage?

After the Girl Summit in London and the U.S.-Africa Summit in Washington, D.C, this may be the year that changes the course for efforts to end child marriage.