We shape global policies and work with local organizations to prevent early and forced marriage, and to ensure that vulnerable youth, including married and unmarried adolescent girls, can access the information and services they need. We advocate at the United Nations and in Washington, DC, to secure government commitments and funding to end the harmful practice of child marriage around the world.

 

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Is Cameroon Finally Taking on Child Marriage?

Cameroon’s government recently passed legislation that bans child marriage, but advocates say a law on paper is not enough.

“I’ll tell you what we want, what we really, really want”

Schools in Cameroon lack high-quality comprehensive sexuality education. Women for a Change Cameroon is filling the gap.

Keeping our Promises to Adolescent Girls Worldwide: What the Next Administration Needs to Do

At last week's Girl Summit DC, more than 150 advocates, program experts, and government officials gathered to discuss what the next US administration needs to do to build on progress for adolescent girls.

Experts to Look at Progress Made for Adolescent Girls Worldwide

  • October 18, 2016

On Thursday, October 20, the International Women’s Health Coalition and several partners—Population Council, Girls Not Brides USA, International Center for Research on Women, CARE—will host the 3rd Annual Girl Summit DC. They will explore what the next administration needs to do to carry this work forward.

Bringing Girls into the Data Revolution

How local groups around the world are filling the information gap and making sure girls' voices are heard.

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