AHA Foundation news on child marriage and forced marriage


March 20, 2017

Nepal’s Child Brides: One girl’s story shines a light on a pervasive problem

In Nepal, 37 percent of girls are married before the age of 18, despite the legal age of marriage […]
March 20, 2017

Sold into marriage – how Rohingya girls become child brides in Malaysia

The slight girl in a turquoise headscarf held back tears as she recalled what happened when she fled […]
March 20, 2017

Campaign To End Child Marriage In S. Sudan Launched In Juba

Save the Children’s Country Director Mr. Peter Walsh who delivered his speech at the opening ceremony of the […]
March 20, 2017

Malawai Changes Law To End Child Marriage

Malawi has made a historic amendment to its constitution to fully outlaw child marriage following a year-long campaign […]
March 16, 2017

Jasvinder Sanghera: I ran away to escape a forced marriage

Jasvinder Sanghera was locked in a room by her parents when she was 16, when she refused to […]
March 16, 2017

Bangladesh: Legalizing Child Marriage Threatens Girls’ Safety

The Bangladesh Government should move quickly to adopt regulations to limit the harms of a new law that […]
March 16, 2017

Women are suffering globally – we must act now

We, the members of the scientific and technical advisory group and the gender and rights advisory panel of […]
March 16, 2017

Governor Cuomo Announces New Legislation to End Child Marriage

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that he is advancing new legislation to end child marriage by raising […]
February 20, 2017

UN General Assembly Adopts 2nd Resolution on Child, Early, and Forced Marriage

On 19 December 2016, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a second resolution on child, early and […]
February 20, 2017

Government to enlist clerics in fight against child marriage in Indonesia

The government has decided to seek unlikely allies in its struggle to end child marriage: religious leaders, the […]
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 […]
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