A Gender and Development Seminar Series Event
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This session discusses the main findings of recent work by the Council on Foreign Relations on “Ending Child Marriage: How Elevating the Status of Girls Advances U.S. Foreign Policy Objectives.” It reviews the drivers of child marriage and discusses its implications for poverty and economic development. In addition to perpetuating inter-generational poverty, child marriage is a threat to the prosperity and stability of the countries in which it is prevalent and could, the report argues, undermine U.S. interest and foreign policy priorities at the global level.
Rachel Vogelstein, Director of Women and Girls Programs in the Office of Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Clinton Foundation and Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Quentin Wodon, Advisor, Education Sector, World Bank
Jeni Klugman, Director, Gender and Development Group, World Bank