Video: Ending Child Marriage and Advancing U.S. Policy

  • Jul 31, 2013
    Duration: 01:28:57
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    Please join us for a discussion on how ending child marriage advances U.S. foreign policy objectives. Child marriage violates many human rights; it is also a threat to the prosperity and stability of countries. This event will explore how child marriage undermines U.S. development and foreign policy objectives and how the United States can more effectively work to end child marriage and raise the status of girls around the world.

    Rachel Vogelstein, a fellow in the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations and former director of policy and senior advisor at the State Department’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, will discuss her recent publication, “Ending Child Marriage: How Elevating the Status of Girls Advances U.S. Foreign Policy Objectives.”
    Caren Grown, USAID’s acting senior coordinator for gender equality and women’s empowerment, will discuss the U.S. government strategy.
    Janet Fleischman, senior associate at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, will moderate.