Event: Costs of child marriage

Media Contact

Anne McPherson

Vice President, Global Communications email [email protected]

At What Cost? The Economic Impacts of Child Marriage

Each year, 15 million girls are married before the age of 18. Child marriage is a global challenge that has been shown to contribute to a number of harmful consequences, including school dropout, early pregnancy, intimate partner violence and infant mortality. But what are the economic impacts of child marriage?

Join the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and the World Bank for a presentation and discussion of the findings from a groundbreaking research project to uncover the economic costs of child marriage. 

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

9:00 a.m. Registration & Light Breakfast
9:30–11:00 a.m. Presentation & Discussion

Room MC 2-800
World Bank Group, Main Complex
1818 H Street, NW Washington, DC

RSVP here.

Live-stream: Day of the event, access the live-stream here.