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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Girls Empowered: Building on Progress from 2016

IWHC and our many local partners are not afraid to conduct hard-hitting advocacy to defend girls’ rights and hold leaders accountable to their promises.

From Baltimore to Bangladesh, Let’s End Child Marriage

Every year, 15 million girls around the world, including in the US, are married before they turn 18—a violation of their human rights.

Wins for Women in 2016

The women’s movement achieved great successes globally in 2016; highlighting these achievements will be essential for the fight ahead.

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.

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