This week’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit seeks to invest in the next generation — including girls who are victims of child marriage. In a guest opinion, an expert from the ICRW calls on U.S. and African leaders to announce new commitments to end the practice on the continent.

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  • Lyric Thompson

    Lyric Thompson is the senior policy manager for the International Center for Research on Women. In this capacity she leads the institution’s formulation of evidence-based policy recommendations and manages the institution’s advocacy efforts with the US Government and Internationally. She writes on global women’s issues for Human Rights Now & Thomson-Reuters’ TrustLaw Women.