AHA Foundation news on child marriage and forced marriage


February 2, 2017

The Conversation on BBC – Forced Marriage

Two women who’ve escaped forced marriage and now fight for the rights of other victims talk to Maryam […]
January 27, 2017

Former Pakistani child bride shares story with students

Pakistani-American Naila Amin, 27, of Baldwin, stood in front of Mepham High School’s Leadership and Voices of the […]
January 6, 2017

Afghan returnee girls at risk of early marriage: report

Children of Afghan families returning from Pakistan, who do not go to school and have no access to […]
January 6, 2017

Drought forcing schoolgirls into marriage

DROUGHT is forcing Mozambican girls out of school and into forced marriages. School drop-outs in vulnerable provinces have […]
January 6, 2017

Syrian girls flee war only to become mothers in Jordan camp

In a crowded maternity clinic at a refugee camp in Jordan near the Syrian border, Elhem cradled her […]
January 6, 2017

Iran: 43 Thousand Cases of Child Marriage

On Sunday December 11th, 2016, the state-run newspaper, Shargh admitted to the disaster of child marriage in the […]
January 6, 2017

13-year-old girl forced to marry her ‘rapist’ step-brother

A man in his 20s has married his 13-year-old step-sister after making her pregnant. The marriage took place […]
December 6, 2016

Impoverished families flout Guatemala’s child marriage ban

A year after Guatemala passed a law banning child marriage, poor families who regard girls as a financial […]
December 6, 2016

Kyrgyzstan Ups Fight Against Child Marriage

“[E]veryone knows mullahs marry [people] at an early age,” the head of a community elders court told me […]
December 6, 2016

Early marriage and education, the chicken or the egg?

Ramallah, November 19, 2016—“I wish I could do it now,” said 24-year-old West Bank resident Basma, of the […]
December 6, 2016

‘Sold like cows and goats’: India’s slave brides

The first time Muklesha was sold, she was just 12 years old. Her buyer was a man in […]
December 6, 2016

Turkey withdraws bill after protests over child-sexual assault clause

Turkey’s government has withdrawn a controversial bill that would have granted amnesty to some men convicted of child […]
December 6, 2016

Desmond Tutu: Child marriage harms our human family

Millions of girls are married as children. This fact harms our human family and reminds us how deeply […]
December 6, 2016

Child Marriage Restraint Act 2016 gets final nod – Bangladesh

The new legislation includes a provision allowing child marriage in ‘special cases’, such as if a girl becomes pregnant accidentally […]
December 6, 2016

It’s time to break the silence on child marriage in Indonesia

Child marriage is a national crisis in Indonesia that continues to receive little attention both domestically and globally, […]
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