Kimberly Howe and Elizabeth Stites engage with global stakeholder on early marriage
The Early Marriage in Conflict and Displacement research team, led by Kimberly Howe and Elizabeth Stites, has been on the road connecting with humanitarians, advocates, and policy makers and sharing their findings to help these stakeholders improve early marriage prevention and response efforts.
August 2022: Howe presented research findings at the Nordic Conference on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in Fragile and Humanitarian Contexts in Copenhagen.
August 2022: Howe presented research findings to members of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Copenhagen.
July 2022: Howe and Stites presented research findings to the Women Peace and Security Steering Committee of the US Department of State.
July 2022: Howe and Stites presented research findings to Congressional and Senate staff members of the US Government.
June 2022: Howe and Stites ran two inter-agency global webinars for humanitarians on research results.
June 2022: Howe presented research findings to the Gender and Adolescent: Global Evidence (GAGE) research project at ODI.
Spring 2022: Findings from the cohort study informed Save the Children International’s Global Guidance on Mental Health and Psychosocial Functioning (MHPSS).
May 2022: Howe and Stites together with Meg Moran, Khalat Ahmed Hammada, and Nyachar Lony launched their study on Early Marriage among Female Youth in Displacement in Copenhagen to Danish government representatives, UN, and NGOs. Learn about the launch here.
April 2022: Howe presented at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) conference on early pregnancy and early motherhood in conflict and displacement.
April 2022: Howe and Moran ran workshops for Save the Children Iraq and South Sudan to help the program staff determine how to best use the research findings to inform their programs. Based on these workshops, the teams modified their humanitarian programs to improve early marriage prevention and response.