End Early and Forced Marriage of Girls in Cameroon

$6,575 $0
Raised Remaining
Jun 22, 2012

US Stands Strong in Fight Against Forced Marriage

Young Girls at an APAD Community Meeting
Young Girls at an APAD Community Meeting

Dear Friends,

Thank you again for supporting IWHC's partner APAD to end early and forced marriage in Cameroon! We want to let you know that you aren't alone in this fight. The US Senate also stands with us to protect girls worldwide...

Senate Stands Strong in Support of the Rights of Millions of Girls

by Ellen Marshall on May 25, 2012 (Originally posted on IWHC's blog Akimbo)

The U.S. Senate has once again demonstrated its support for preventing the early and forced marriage of millions of girls by passing the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act on the Senate floor by voice vote yesterday evening. Just as they did in December 2010, Senators have unequivocally agreed: the United States has a role to play in working with national governments and local communities to ensure that early and forced marriage is recognized as a human rights violation, minimum age at marriage laws are enacted and enforced, and girls and their communities receive the information and services they need to stop marrying girls before they are ready and willing so they have a choice and a chance to fulfill their potential.

Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) are steadfast champions on this issue and deserve immense praise for their leadership to ensure this bipartisan legislation passed. Please take a moment and thank them for their work to end early and forced marriage. We now look to the Administration to do its part to ensure that sufficient attention and resources are directed to girls most in need to prevent more marriages from occurring and to support married adolescents. Together, we can all do our part to end this practice and secure the basic human right of all people to decide if, when, and whom they marry.

...And don't forget to share this project with your friends and networks. We still need to raise $4,200!


About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.

donate now:


Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?
Find another project in Cameroon or in Women and Girls that needs your help.


Project Leader

Anais Rivera

New York, NY United States

Where is this project located?

Map of End Early and Forced Marriage of Girls in Cameroon