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December 5, 2016

Honour killing: couple beaten, strangled to death

A teenage girl and her male cousin were killed over the pretext of karo-kari at village Rasool Bakhsh […]
November 21, 2016

Turkish bill clears men of statutory rape if they marry

A bill which would allow men accused of raping underage girls to be cleared if they marry the […]
November 4, 2016

Problem of Child Marriage in Malawi Linked to Poverty

According to Girls Not Brides, Malawi has the highest rate of child marriages worldwide, with roughly one in […]
November 4, 2016

Parliamentarians key in ending child marriages

Zimbabwe joined the AU Campaign to end child marriages in mid-2015. The Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Gender and […]
November 4, 2016

Hidden Connections: Climate Change & Child Marriage in Bangledesh

It was after floods washed away her family’s river-front land in Bangladesh’s northern Jamalpur district that Brishti Rafiq’s […]
November 4, 2016

Syrian girls are being pushed into child marriage in Lebanese refugee camps

Rates of child marriage have increased dramatically as a result of mass migration worldwide. Humanitarian crises greatly exacerbate […]
November 4, 2016

Photo Essay: Acting and Chatting to End Early Marriage in Malawi

When Malawi passed a law banning child marriage last year, activists applauded it as a significant first step […]
November 4, 2016

Unchained at Last founded by ex-Orthodox Jewish bride aids women and girls escape forced marriages

In 2011, Fraidy Reiss founded Unchained at Last, a New Jersey nonprofit that has helped 250 girls and women […]
November 3, 2016

Vietnam hosts a national workshop to end child marriage

Child marriage is prevalent across Vietnam, with almost all localities recording child marriage cases, which have serious consequences […]
November 3, 2016

Five year child marriage eradication project launched in Ghana

A five-year project aimed at eradicating child marriage in some parts of the country has been launched in […]
November 3, 2016

Why the world depends on our attitude towards ten-year-old girls

A new report by the United Nation Population Fund finds that our collective future rests on how we support the world’s 60 […]
October 28, 2016

This Pakistani mother was married off as a child — but she didn’t let it stop her

One in five girls in Pakistan gets married by the age of 18. Many are poor. And many get […]
October 24, 2016

New rules to help end child marriage in Cameroon

“I was forced into marriage by my father at the age of 14,” Faouzia Yaya, now 17, told […]
October 24, 2016

Malawian chief annuls 300 child marriages, sends kids to school

A Malawian traditional leader has taken it upon herself to discourage the prevalence of child marriages within her […]
October 24, 2016

International Day of the Girl Child: Emma Watson issues impassioned plea on child marriage

Emma Watson today issued an impassioned plea to end child marriage to mark the International Day of the Girl Child.   The […]