20 Years After Beijing, a Call to Action to End Violence Against Women

Gender-based violence affects us all, but women in conflict zones face a particular threat. 

The Summer of the Summit: Now What for Early, Child and Forced Marriage?

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.

Girl Summit Offers a Chance to Commit to Real Change for Women and Girls

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: Good on Reproductive Health, Not So Good on Child Marriage

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.

It’s Time for the U.S. to #Lead4Girls and End Child Marriage Worldwide

Our #Lead4Girls campaign calls on the U.S. government to fulfill its mandate in the Violence Against Women Act to work with the rest of the world to end child marriage.

What the Omnibus Spending Bill Means for Women’s Rights Worldwide

While holding the line on family planning and reproductive health funding is extremely important and a significant victory in the current political climate, it is not enough.

Why Preventing Child Marriage Should Be a U.S. Foreign Policy Priority

  • November 16, 2013

Rachel Vogelstein of the Council on Foreign Relations talks about how child marriage threatens the security and stability of countries that continue to practice it, and why ending early and forced marriage should be a priority for U.S. foreign policy.

State Department Releases Trafficking in Persons Report

Last week, the U.S. released its 2009 Trafficking in Persons Report, also called the TIP Report. The report, developed by the U.S. Department of State, describes situations involving trafficking for work in agriculture, construction, domestic work, fishing, mining and many other venues. Previous TIP reports conflated trafficking and sex work, luridly emphasizing ‘sex trafficking’…