H.R.2140 - Preventing Child Marriage in Displaced Populations Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] (Introduced 04/08/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs | Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Committee Meetings:||05/22/19 2:00PM|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/11/2019 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2140 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House (06/10/2019)
Preventing Child Marriage in Displaced Populations Act
This bill directs the President, through the United States' Permanent Representative to the United Nations (U.N.), to push for the U.N. to develop a comprehensive strategy to address the problem of child marriage in U.N.-administered refugee settlements. The strategy shall include a mandate to collect and report data on suspected child marriages, protocols for preventing child marriages, and programs to support and rehabilitate victims of such marriages.
The Permanent Representative shall also advocate for the U.N. to (1) examine the relationship between child marriage and violence against girls in all of its research into child marriage, and (2) adopt a standard definition of "child marriage."