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.
In the Extreme North of Cameroon, where Association pour la Promotion de l’Autonomie et des Droits de la Jeune Fille/Femme (Association for the Promotion of Autonomy and the Rights of Young Girls and Women, or APAD) is based, nearly 80 percent of girls …
IWHC partners from Cameroon will be on hand to provide expert opinions on successful strategies.
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 touc …
Nearly 200 advocates, experts, and US government officials gathered at Girl Summit DC to discuss emerging research and effective strategies for ending child marriage.
At the first-ever Girl Summit in 2014, governments, organizations, and advocates from around the world promised to end child marriage globally. The U.S. joined other governments in pledging to step up efforts. One year later, where do we stand? Please …
Four Cameroonian activists working to end child marriage will join advocates and leading experts on November 5 in DC.
The commitments to sexual and reproductive health and rights made in the Sustainable Development Goals reflect much of what is needed to ensure that all women and girls can lead full and healthy lives.
The 2030 Agenda has committed to ending harmful practices such as child marriage and female genital mutilation. Governments must now examine the causes and consequences of these practices in order to face them head-on and eliminate them.
President Obama’s trip to Africa marked a turning point for his administration’s work to improve the lives of adolescent girls.