Every year 15 millions girls get married before the age of 18. In 2016, child marriage still remains a global issue. Primarily driven by poverty and economic status, the practice also relies on cultural, traditional and religious motives.
In her Newsletter of October 2016 the President focuses on an event organized by IAW and the World Council of Churches with the support of NGO/CSW Geneva with Torild Skard as keynote speeker on her book ‘Women of Power’. presidents-newsletter-october-2016-lecture-torild-skard
Gudrun Haupter, convener of the IAW Commission on Health, adds information to the President’s letter on FGM
Statement by the President of IAW
In order to speed up change, it is essential that more men and boys are involved as agents for change in gender equality issues