H.R.6521 - International Prevention of Child Marriage Act of 2010111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-18] (Introduced 12/14/2010)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||12/14/2010 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.|
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Summary: H.R.6521 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (12/14/2010)
International Prevention of Child Marriage Act of 2010 - Directs the President, through the Secretary of State, to establish a multi-year strategy to prevent child marriage in developing countries and to promote the empowerment of girls at risk of child marriage.
Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to require that Department of State country reports on human rights practices include a description of the status of child marriage for countries with specified rates of child marriage.
Defines "child marriage" as the marriage of a girl or boy not yet the minimum age for marriage stipulated in law in the country in which the girl or boy is a resident, or where there is no such law, under the age of 18.