AHA Foundation news on child marriage and forced marriage


February 20, 2017

Scourge of Child Marriage in Africa Continues

“I’ve never experienced happiness in my marriage. I’ve never seen the benefit of being married,” Chimwemwe told me […]
February 20, 2017

Child marriages on the rise amid Yemeni conflict

At only 16 years old, Suha had not thought about marriage until her father told her she would […]
February 20, 2017

If You Don’t Want Child Brides In Bangladesh, Don’t Accept Them In Britain Either

“But child marriage is legal in the UK—so why shouldn’t it be allowed here?” Those were the words […]
February 20, 2017

Why can 12-year-olds still get married in the United States?

Michelle DeMello walked into the clerk’s office in Colorado thinking for sure someone would save her. She was […]
February 20, 2017

Advocates Demand New York Lawmakers Outlaw Child Marriage

Unchained at Last’s has displayed incredible leadership on criminalizing child marriage in the US. Child advocates in New York […]
February 20, 2017

National Assembly passes law to ban child, forced marriages

Pakistan has interdicted child marriage and hardened penalties for those guilty of the crime in an effort to […]
February 20, 2017

Young women who were captives of Boko Haram speak: Nigeria

After conquering Bama, the second-largest town in Nigeria’s Borno state, a small group of fighters from the militant […]
February 9, 2017

The legal age you can get married around the world, mapped

Around the world, children are taken from their families and married off against their will, often at the […]
February 9, 2017

Experts hope Costa Rica child marriage ban curbs teen pregnancy

Costa Rica has raised the minimum age for marriage to 18 under a law that experts hope will […]
February 9, 2017

New Research on Child Marriage in 2016: What Did We Learn?

2016 was a big year for research on child marriage. New data and analysis emerged, building our understanding […]
February 9, 2017

Refugee Brides: What should Germany do about its child marriage problem?

Germany is on the frontline of controversial debate that has put European governments in a quandary – whether […]
February 9, 2017

Marrying Your Rapist in Malaysia

Survivors of rape often say they are left with devastating, sometimes lifelong, trauma. One woman who was sexually […]
February 9, 2017

Drought Threatens to Undo Mozambique’s Gender Equality Progress

Among the many countries in southern Africa suffering through the El Niño-induced drought, Mozambique is one of the […]
February 9, 2017

Denmark bans marriage for under-18s after report suggests dozens of asylum seeking teens arriving with spouses

The Danish government has approved a bill that will prohibit people under the age of 18 from getting […]
February 9, 2017

Trinidad & Tobago Moves to End Child Marriage, Despite Religious Opposition

With the proclamation of The Children Act on May 18, 2015, Trinidad and Tobago raised the age of sexual […]
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