Enlisting the Whole Government to Benefit the Whole Girl: Ending Child, Early and Forced Marriage

  • July 30, 2015

An estimated 15 million girls around the world are married every year before they turn 18, often with no choice about when or whom they marry. Child marriage is practiced across all religions, ethnicities and continents. Girls who are married as children are robbed of their youth, their education, their health, and their futures. This…

Let’s Keep the Sustainable Development Goals Strong for Women

With the deadline to achieve an agreement just days away, governments must continue to fight for a strong focus on women and girls.

Will Development Financing Finally Level the Playing Field for Women and Girls?

Next week, governments, NGOs, and business leaders will meet to hammer out funding for the Sustainable Development Goals, the strongest global consensus on recognizing women's rights and addressing the causes of gender inequality and poverty.

Human Rights Council Steps Up for Girls in Resolution to End Child Marriage

In a significant victory for girls around the world, the Human Rights Council adopted its first substantive resolution on ending child, early, and forced marriage.

Changing Nigeria’s Narrative

  • June 25, 2015

Youth advocate Manre Chirtau is optimistic about the future for women and girls in Nigeria: "There are a lot more girls taking on a feminist identity now."

Girls on the Rise

  • April 30, 2015

Holly Gordon, creator of Girl Rising, spoke about the film and its impact in communities worldwide at a Leadership Council Luncheon, with IWHC President Françoise Girard, on April 21, 2015.

Scaling Up the “Whole Girl” Approach to End Child Marriage

A panel of experts gathered at the UN Tuesday afternoon to discuss the most effective programs to end child marriage.

Fulfilling the Promise to Let Girls Learn

The new Let Girls Learn initiative suggests the President and others are taking issues surrounding girls' education and empowerment seriously.

Malawi Bans Child Marriage but the Work Is Just Beginning

While the law banning child marriage is a major milestone, ending the practice requires action on multiple levels.

President Obama Puts Improving the Lives of Girls Worldwide on the Agenda

In his proposed fiscal year 2016 budget, President Obama has prioritized adolescent girls in a way we haven't seen before.