WATCH: ICRW Gives Presentation on Child Marriage at the G(irls)20 Summit

Article Date

18 June 2013

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ICRW’s Suzanne Petroni and Jeffrey Edmeades presented on child marriage at the G(irls)20 Summit in Moscow (via Google Hangout). Petroni talks about some of the common elements and strategies of successful programs to end child marriage, as outlined in our report Solutions to End Child Marriage, and Edmeades discusses programs to help address the needs of girls who have already married.

The Summit brings together one delegate from each G20 country, plus a representative from the European Union and African Union, to debate, discuss and design innovative ideas necessary to improve the growth of communities, countries and companies by empowering girls and women globally. Delegates then present these ideas to G20 Leaders. The participants are all girls, aged 18-20.

The following video shows the events from Day 2, including presentations by Lakshmi Sundaram of Girls Not Brides; Kakenya Ntaiya and Nyaradzai Gumbonzvola of YWCA; and Jennifer Buffett of NOVO Foundation.  To skip directly to ICRW’s presentation, go to 2:50:00.