Child brides

Child marriage is a problem throughout the world, including in the United States. Most states set the legal age to marry at 18, but there are ways to circumvent that restriction with a parent’s approval or a doctor’s note saying they’re pregnant. There were 14,000 underage marriages occurred in the decade between 2000 and 2010 in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia. Now many states are trying to pass legislation that would close these loopholes.

Read more at: http://www.npr.org/2016/04/05/473106012/who-decides-if-youre-too-young-to-marry

April 5, 2016

Child Marriage in the United States

Child marriage is a problem throughout the world, including in the United States. Most states set the legal […]
February 19, 2016

Efforts to Stop Child Marriage in the US

Virginia State Senator Jill Vogel began a campaign against child marriage in her state after she learned of […]
February 17, 2016

YouTube Video Highlights Problem of Child Marriage

A new YouTube video has received a lot of attention and is highlighting the issue of child brides. […]
January 28, 2016

Documentary “Sonita” Raises Awareness About Child Marriage

Sundance Film Festival is screening the film “Sonita,” a documentary by Iranian filmmaker Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami. The film […]
January 27, 2016

Child Marriages in Pakistan

In the Pakistani district of Thar, child brides are very common. Girls are often married at 9 and […]

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