From Ethiopia to India to Jordan, how can we learn from efforts to end child, early and forced marriage? What can we learn about how to scale up our work and measure our impact?
These are the difficult questions that government representatives, UN officials and civil society activists will address at “Ending child, early and forced marriage: what works and how can we measure it?”, an event held at 1:45 pm ET, 10 March, on the margins of the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York.
In the crucial months leading to the adoption of the post-2015 development framework which will determine international development priorities for the next 15 years, we must make every effort to ensure that child, early and forced marriage stays at the top of the agenda.
Tune in at 1:45 pm ET / 5:45 pm GMT and make your voice heard:
Who will be speaking?
The event is co-sponsored by the Missions of Canada, Ethiopia, Peru and Zambia to the UN, with the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA), UNICEF, American Jewish World Service (AWJS), CARE International, Girls Not Brides, International Women’s Health Coalition, and Plan International.
- The Honourable Dr. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Status of Women, Government of Canada (@KellieLeitch)
- Geeta Rao Gupta, Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF (@UNICEF)
- Archana Dwivedi, Deputy Director, Nirantar
- Salam Kanaan, Country Director Jordan, CARE International (@CAREJor)
- Francoise Girard, President, International Women’s Health Coalition (@FrancoiseGirard, @IntlWomen)
- Hope, girl advocate from Kenya, Plan International (@PlanKenya)
- Mabel van Oranje, Chair of Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage (@MabelvanOranje, @GirlsNotBrides)
- Her Excellency Zenebu Tadesse, Minister of Women, Children & Youth Affairs, Government of Ethiopia
In the time it has taken to read this article 18 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 3 seconds