Child Brides in Conflict Zones and Fragile States

Speakers:
Liesl Gerntholtz

Director of Women's Rights Division, Human Rights Watch

Annie Bunting

Director of the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migration of African Peoples, York University

Presider:
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

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