Episode 17 Action Items
If you’re concerned about child marriage around the world, call your member of congress and tell them that this is an issue that is important to you. The Capitol Switchboard is 202-224-3121.
S. 1171, The Keeping Girls in School Act, is a bill in the Senate that works to describe the barriers to a girl’s education, including SRHR barriers. The House will hopefully introduce the same or similar bill soon. Contact your House representatives and urge them to do so.
Foreign assistance funding is very much at risk, and this includes funding that goes towards ending child marriage and supporting adolescent girls. Let your members of congress know that you support increased funding for foreign assistance.
Use the hashtag #EndChildMarriage on social media and spread the message that it is far past time the practice of child marriage comes to a close.