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

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

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As the international community works to prevent child marriage, including by prioritizing the issue in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is hosting a panel discussion on Sept. 12 in Washington, D.C. to launch a new report that highlights four effective interventions working towards ending the harmful practice – which turns 14 million girls worldwide into brides every year. CARE, BRAC USA, Save the Children and Pathfinder International will join ICRW in exploring how successful programs in Bangladesh, Egypt, Ethiopia and India are putting girls’ empowerment at the center of global efforts to prevent child marriage and mitigate its harmful effects when it does occur.


  • 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
  • Sarah Degnan Kambou, ICRW President
  • Tamara Kreinin, Director of the Population and Reproductive Health Program at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Ann Warner, ICRW Senior Gender and Youth Specialist


1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036


Friday, September 12, 2014, 9:30 – 11:30AM


About ICRW:

For nearly 40 years, ICRW has been the premier applied research institute focused on women and girls. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., with regional offices in South Asia and Africa, ICRW provides evidence-based research to inform programs and policies that help alleviate poverty, promote gender equality and protect the rights of women and girls. Learn more at

About CARE:

Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor girls and women because, equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. Last year CARE worked in 87 countries and reached 82 million people around the world. To learn more, visit


BRAC is a development success story, spreading solutions born in Bangladesh around the world – a global leader in creating opportunity for the world’s poor. What started out as a limited relief operation in 1972 in a remote village of Bangladesh has turned into the largest development organisation in the world. Organising the poor using communities’ own human and material resources, BRAC (formerly Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee) catalyses lasting change, creating an ecosystem in which the poor have the chance to seize control of their own lives.

About Save the Children:

Save the Children gives children in the United States and around the world a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We invest in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

About Pathfinder International:

Pathfinder International is a global nonprofit dedicated to ensuring people everywhere have the right and opportunity to live a healthy sexual and reproductive life. For more than 55 years, Pathfinder has placed reproductive health at the center—believing that health care is not only a fundamental human right but is critical for expanding opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, while paving the way for transformations in development. By partnering with communities and introducing innovative approaches, Pathfinder strengthens the capacity of local providers and systems, establishes integrated programs, and finds solutions to improve health on a national scale. Learn more at