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At What Cost? The Economic Impact of Child Marriage
June 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Each year, 15 million girls are married before the age of 18. Child marriage is a global challenge that has been shown to contribute to a number of harmful consequences, including school dropout, early pregnancy, intimate partner violence and infant mortality. But what are the economic impacts of child marriage? Join the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and the World Bank to discuss the findings from a groundbreaking research project to uncover the economic costs of child marriage. The event will be held at the World Bank Group Main Complex in Washington, DC and will be livestreamed for remote participants.