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Western Hemisphere Nations Must Work Together To End Early, Forced Marriage, Motherhood

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: In the Western Hemisphere, More Action Needed to Address Early and Forced Marriage
Catherine Russell, ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues at the U.S. Department of State, discusses U.S. efforts to address early and forced marriage and motherhood, highlighting three ways to make progress on the issue. Russell writes, “First, we need more research. … Second, countries need to put these issues on their policy agendas. … Third, we need to find ways to rally everyone around this issue” (11/29).

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