Mabel van Oranje, Board Chair of Girls Not Brides, speaks at IWHC’s Leadership Council luncheon about the challenges and prospects of ending child marriage in a generation.
In the Extreme North of Cameroon, where our partner APAD is based, nearly 80% of girls have experienced an early and forced marriage before the age of 18. APAD is led by young women who are survivors of child marriage. They work to empower girls like them, and to make sure survivors are able to tell their stories, demand social change, and survive on their own. In this video, these brave young women shared their stories and explained how they are working to end this harmful practice.
The Too Young To Wed exhibit featuring photos by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Stephanie Sinclair will be on display in the Rotunda of the Senate Russell Office Building through July 23-25, with a VIP reception on July 24 and a high-level policy briefing on July 25.
The 53rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is taking place at the United Nations from March 2-13. Every CSW has a theme; this year it is “the equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS …