“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.

Child Marriage: Girls 14 and Younger at Risk

  • October 6, 2016

The United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of the Child defines a child as anyone under the age of 18 unless adulthood is legally attained earlier under the applicable country law. Thus, with some exceptions, “child marriages” are generally understood to mean marriages taking place before age 18. This 2008 brief focuses on the…

Moving Beyond the Headlines: Peace, Security and the Status of the World’s Women and Girls

  • June 8, 2016

The Council on Foreign Relations' Rachel Vogelstein spoke at a recent Leadership Council luncheon about progress on women's rights since the 1995 Beijing World Conference on Women.

A Big Win for Girls Worldwide

The State Department's new strategy looks at the myriad needs girls have: from going to school, staying safe, developing life skills and self-esteem, and choosing if, when, and to whom they will marry.

Who Runs the World: Girls!

The rural community of Kabula in Northern Nigeria is a matrilineal society. But even with a woman in charge, traditional gender norms are entrenched.

IWHC Applauds New Global Strategy to Improve the Lives of Girls

  • March 15, 2016

Today the State Department released the U.S. Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls, the first of its kind to focus on girls worldwide and the myriad challenges they face.

Ending Child Marriage, One Play at a Time

Laws against child marriage are important, but groups like Aahung are showing how community outreach is just as critical.