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.
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.
Nearly 200 advocates, experts, and US government officials gathered at Girl Summit DC to discuss emerging research and effective strategies for ending child marriage.
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…
The new Let Girls Learn initiative suggests the President and others are taking issues surrounding girls' education and empowerment seriously.
In his proposed fiscal year 2016 budget, President Obama has prioritized adolescent girls in a way we haven't seen before.
Gender-based violence affects us all, but women in conflict zones face a particular threat.
After the Girl Summit in London and the U.S.-Africa Summit in Washington, D.C, this may be the year that changes the course for efforts to end child marriage.
On July 22, IWHC staff will join activists, community leaders, civil society organizations (CSOs), governments, and international organizations in London for Girl Summit 2014 to discuss how to end two of the most pressing human rights violations of our time: child, early, and forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).
The President’s budget increased aid for family planning and reproductive health programming, but we're disappointed that child marriage is only addressed under the heading of ending gender-based violence.