Leaders Learning from Leaders: Reflections from the Obama Foundation Leaders Convening Athens 2023

On 19th to 22nd June 2023, the Obama Foundation brought together a network of such leaders for an in-person convening in Athens. During the week, leaders exchanged ideas, workshopped solutions, and built meaningful connections.

In the time it has taken to read this article 67 girls under the age of 18 have been married

Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18

That is 23 girls every minute

Nearly 1 every 2 seconds

About the authors

Euphomia Edward

Program Officer for Children’s Dignity Forum (CDF); National Coordinator for Tanzania Ending Child Marriage Network (TECMN)

Hope Nankunda

Executive Director of Raising Teenagers Uganda and Central Region Coordinator for Girls Not Brides Uganda

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