AHA Foundation news on child marriage and forced marriage


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Turkey’s government has withdrawn a controversial bill that would have granted amnesty to some men convicted of child […]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

Cameroon Launches African Union Campaign To End Child Marriage

Today, Cameroon became the 16th country to launch the African Union campaign to end child marriage in Africa, […]
November 4, 2016

Problem of Child Marriage in Malawi Linked to Poverty

According to Girls Not Brides, Malawi has the highest rate of child marriages worldwide, with roughly one in […]
November 4, 2016

Parliamentarians key in ending child marriages

Zimbabwe joined the AU Campaign to end child marriages in mid-2015. The Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Gender and […]
November 4, 2016

Hidden Connections: Climate Change & Child Marriage in Bangledesh

It was after floods washed away her family’s river-front land in Bangladesh’s northern Jamalpur district that Brishti Rafiq’s […]
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