Child Marriage

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

Too Young To Be A Bride? More Countries Aim To Curb Child Marriage

The Christian Science Monitor

ICRW’s Ann Warner, Senior Gender and Youth Specialist, spoke to the Christian Science Monitor about the root cause of child marriage, and the consequences of this harmful practice that lead to chronic poverty at the community level and into the next generation. 

ICRW’s Ann Warner, Senior Gender and Youth Specialist, spoke to the Christian Science Monitor about the root cause of child marriage, and the consequences of this harmful practice that lead to chronic poverty at the community level and into the next generation. 

Girls Left Behind: Review of Secretary General's Report Leaves Much to Be Desired for Girls, Women

ICRW's Lyric Thompson writes for Huffington Post Impact on how the UN Secretary General's latest report, highlighting a path forward for global development, leaves many of women and girls' unique needs off the agenda.

ICRW's Lyric Thompson writes for Huffington Post Impact on how the UN Secretary General's latest report, highlighting a path forward for global development, leaves many of women and girls' unique needs off the agenda.

This 17-Year-Old Has Given 45 African Girls An Education By Selling Headbands

Huffington Post

ICRW data on child marriage is featured in this article about a 17-year-old who is changing girls’ lives in Kenya and Uganda through the gift of education. 

ICRW data on child marriage is featured in this article about a 17-year-old who is changing girls’ lives in Kenya and Uganda through the gift of education. 

Small But Mighty: Belgians are Building a Movement to End Child Marriage

Trust.org

ICRW's Lyric Thompson writes for the Thomson Reuters Foundation's Trust.org blog about her experience working with advocates and government officials in Belgium to draw attention to the importance of ending child marriage during the International Day of the Girl.

ICRW's Lyric Thompson writes for the Thomson Reuters Foundation's Trust.org blog about her experience working with advocates and government officials in Belgium to draw attention to the importance of ending child marriage during the International Day of the Girl.

Voice of America’s Africa News Tonight Highlights new ICRW Report

ICRW’s Ann Warner, Senior Gender and Youth Specialist spoke to Kim Lewis of VOA about the prevalence of child marriage and new findings on how empowering girls can end the harmful practice. 

ICRW’s Ann Warner, Senior Gender and Youth Specialist spoke to Kim Lewis of VOA about the prevalence of child marriage and new findings on how empowering girls can end the harmful practice. 

Why Adolescent Girls Must Be Central to the Next Global Development Agenda

Voice of America

As heads of state gather in NY this week for the 2014 UN General Assembly, ICRW’s Suzanne Petroni, Senior Director, Gender, Population and Development speaks to Voice of America about the urgency of ensuring that adolescent girls’ needs are addressed and included in world poverty reduction efforts.

As heads of state gather in NY this week for the 2014 UN General Assembly, ICRW’s Suzanne Petroni, Senior Director, Gender, Population and Development speaks to Voice of America about the urgency of ensuring that adolescent girls’ needs are addressed and included in world poverty reduction efforts.

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