AHA Foundation news on child marriage and forced marriage


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 […]
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 […]
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