More Power to Her: How Empowering Girls Can Help End Child Marriage

ICRW, CSIS

Every year, roughly 14 million girls are married before their 18th birthday. Instead of playing and learning, child brides as young as 10 years old are often subjected to a life of isolation, poor health and abuse. Child marriage not only violates a girl’s human rights, but it also stifles community, state and global development efforts to end poverty and gender inequality.

The International Center for Research on Women has remained at the forefront of research identifying solutions to end child marriage. Most recently, ICRW reviewed child marriage programs and activities that worked directly with girls in Bangladesh, Egypt, Ethiopia and India. The report, “More Power to Her: How Empowering Girls Can Help End Child Marriage,” explains how programs can equip girls to make strategic life choices – and comes at a critical time as the post-2015 sustainable development goals are being designed by the United Nations.
 
In conjunction with the release of the report, ICRW is hosting a panel discussion to bring together key experts from implementing organizations to explain how their work has empowered girls, and what the implications are for future child marriage programming.
 
Friday, September 12, 2014
9:30 – 11:30AM
1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
 
Speakers:
 
Welcome remarks by Sarah Degnan Kambou, President of ICRW, followed by a presentation of ICRW’s brand new report: “More Power to Her: How Empowering Girls Can Help End Child Marriage” by Ann Warner, Senior Gender and Youth Specialist with ICRW.

Moderator:
Tamara Kreinin, Director of the Population and Reproductive Health Program at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation
 
Panelists:
Doris Bartel, Senior Director of Gender and Empowerment, CARE
Stacey Clark, Program Manager and CFO, BRAC USA
Patrick Crump, Associate Vice President of Program Quality and Impact, Save the Children
Mathew Joseph, Country Representative – India, Pathfinder International

RSVP to [email protected]
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