USA Engagement in Justice for Women

On March 15, 2016, the USA took a step towards a diplomatic means to address justice for girls and the problem of child marriage. Secretary of State John Kerry announced the United States Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls. This directs US diplomats to raise issues such as child marriage in countries where there is a high rate of this practice which is particularly devastating for young girls. USAID is mandated to support “evidence-based” programs which work to delay the age of marriage.  Google: “Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls.”