Child Marriage

A 13-Year-Old Girl Wrote a Heartbreaking Letter Begging Not to Be Forced Into Marriage

MicNews

In the lead-up to her arranged marriage, a 13-year-old girl in India wrote a letter begging the principal of her school to save her from becoming a child bride. ICRW’s Suzanne Petroni, senior director, gender, population and development spoke to Mic about the harmful practice of child marriage and its devastating effects.  

In the lead-up to her arranged marriage, a 13-year-old girl in India wrote a letter begging the principal of her school to save her from becoming a child bride. ICRW’s Suzanne Petroni, senior director, gender, population and development spoke to Mic about the harmful practice of child marriage and its devastating effects.  

Education as a Cornerstone for Women's Empowerment

IPS News

ICRW's Kirsten Stoebenau writes for IPS news on a new ICRW report that highlights how gendered expectations and beliefs are the main contributing factor to high rates of school dropout among girls in West Nile, Uganda.

ICRW's Kirsten Stoebenau writes for IPS news on a new ICRW report that highlights how gendered expectations and beliefs are the main contributing factor to high rates of school dropout among girls in West Nile, Uganda.

Investing in Girls' Education Around the World

First Lady Michelle Obama is joining forces with Akie Abe, wife of Japan's prime minister, to launch Let Girls Learn, an initiative to increase access to education. ICRW's Lyric Thompson joins Huffington Post Live to discuss what's working - and what needs to be done - to make girls' education an international priority.

 

First Lady Michelle Obama is joining forces with Akie Abe, wife of Japan's prime minister, to launch Let Girls Learn, an initiative to increase access to education. ICRW's Lyric Thompson joins Huffington Post Live to discuss what's working - and what needs to be done - to make girls' education an international priority.

Investing in Girls' Education Around the World

Tue, 03/17/2015
First Lady Michelle Obama is joining forces with Akie Abe, wife of Japan's prime minister, to launch Let Girls Learn, an initiative to increase access to education. ICRW's Lyric Thompson joins Huffington Post Live to discuss what's working - and what needs to be done - to make girls' education an international priority.

 

First Lady Michelle Obama is joining forces with Akie Abe, wife of Japan's prime minister, to launch Let Girls Learn, an initiative to increase access to education. ICRW's Lyric Thompson joins Huffington Post Live to discuss what's working - and what needs to be done - to make girls' education an international priority.

Adolescent Girls in Crisis

As crises and conflicts continue to destroy communities and lives from Nigeria to Syria and dozens more countries in between, Ambassador Melanne Verveer and ICRW President Sarah Degnan Kambou write for Huffington Post on how crises uniquely impact adolescent girls, with an outline of how the global community can and should move forward to protect girls.

As crises and conflicts continue to destroy communities and lives from Nigeria to Syria and dozens more countries in between, Ambassador Melanne Verveer and ICRW President Sarah Degnan Kambou write for Huffington Post on how crises uniquely impact adolescent girls, with an outline of how the global community can and should move forward to protect girls.

When Young Women Get Married, Their Lives Are Cut Short – Here Are The Facts

MTV News

What does early marriage have to do with gender inequality? ICRW’s Suzanne Petroni, Senior Director, Gender, Population and Development spoke to MTV News about the prevalence of child marriage, the causes and the consequences of this harmful practice.   

What does early marriage have to do with gender inequality? ICRW’s Suzanne Petroni, Senior Director, Gender, Population and Development spoke to MTV News about the prevalence of child marriage, the causes and the consequences of this harmful practice.   

We Must Empower and Support Girls in Crisis

Devex

Her Majesty the Queen of the Belgians, an honory members of ICRW's Leadership Council, penned an OpEd for Devex on how adolescent girls are uniquely vulnerable when crises and conflict hits. Ahead of an ICRW-sponsored International Women's Day event on the topic, she outlines a path forward for meeting girls' needs and highlights her commitment to protecting and empowering girls around the world who face enormous challenges every day.

Her Majesty the Queen of the Belgians, an honory members of ICRW's Leadership Council, penned an OpEd for Devex on how adolescent girls are uniquely vulnerable when crises and conflict hits. Ahead of an ICRW-sponsored International Women's Day event on the topic, she outlines a path forward for meeting girls' needs and highlights her commitment to protecting and empowering girls around the world who face enormous challenges every day.

Women firefighters extinguish stereotypes in India's land of child brides

Thu, 02/12/2015
Reuters

In a Reuters article on how young women from Rajasthan have become fire fighters as part of a female empowerment program, ICRW's Ravi Verma talks about how affirmative action policies are helping to improve the status of women in India.

In a Reuters article on how young women from Rajasthan have become fire fighters as part of a female empowerment program, ICRW's Ravi Verma talks about how affirmative action policies are helping to improve the status of women in India.

Men, Masculinity and Child Marriage: Regional Perspectives on the Roles of Men

Speakers: 

Margaret Greene, GreeneWorks - State of the field on men and child marriage

Yogesh Vaishnav, Vikalp Sansthan - Working with men in Rajasthan, including those working in the wedding industry

Jeffrey Edmeades, ICRW – Project with married girls in the Tesfa project in Ethiopia

Giovanna Lauro, Promundo - Research on men and child marriage in Brazil

A light reception will follow the panel discussion.

Seating is limited, so please RSVP by Tuesday, February 24th to Stephanie Perlson at stephaniemperlson@gmail.com. Can't attend the event in person? Tune in via livestream.

Join the discussion by using #MenEndingChildMarriage.

When: 
Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:00pm - 6:15pm
Where: 
International Center for Research on Women
1120 20th Street NW Suite 500 North
Washington, DC 20036
United States
Host: 
ICRW, GreeneWorks, Promundo and American Jewish World Service.

Adolescent Girls: The Promise of Beijing

Speakers: 

Keynote Speaker: 

Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, African Union Goodwill Ambassador for Ending Child Marriage and General Secretary, World YWCA 

Presentation of new research on child marriage and adolescent pregnancy in West Africa:

Jeffrey Edmeades, PhD, Senior Social Demographer, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) 

Discussant:

Kikelomo Taiwo, (Nigeria) Girl Engagement Advisory Board member, Advocates for Youth

Moderator:

Lyric Thompson, Senior Policy Manager, International Center for Research on Women & Co-Chair, Girls Not Brides USA 

Closing Remarks:

Emelin Cabrera, (Guatemala) Advocate featured in PODER documentary, Let Girls Lead

Join the conversation by using #PrioritizeGirls along with #CSW59. 

                      

When: 
Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Where: 
Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN): 10th Floor
777 1st Avenue, East 44th Street
New York, NY 10017
United States
Host: 
International Center for Research on Women, World YWCA, Advocates for Youth and Let Girls Lead
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