AHA Foundation news on child marriage and forced marriage


June 22, 2020

How Jesse Topper Led Pennsylvania to Ban Child Marriage Despite Pandemic

With a much-needed focus on the health crisis, state governments were focusing almost exclusively on the pandemic for […]
June 22, 2020

Malaysian children as young as 12 are getting married, and it’s legal – South China Morning Post

Childhood friends Iris, Mary and Sarah were once typical teenage girls – they did homework together, took selfies, […]
June 18, 2020

India drafting law to increase nuptial age of girls – Anadolu Agency

Even as India has become home to the largest number of child brides in the world, it has […]
June 15, 2020

Child marriages spike in lockdown around Bengal – The Telegraph

A social worker that The Telegraph called on Saturday morning for details on a child marriage that had been averted […]
June 10, 2020

Iran Criminalizes Child Abuse After Outrage Over Killing of Teenage Girl – New York Times

After 11 years of stalling, Iran passed a law on Sunday making it a crime to emotionally or […]
June 2, 2020

CHS senior draws statewide attention to child marriage – Coeur d’Alene Press

Idaho has the highest rate in the nation of wedded minors It’s no longer the Wild West. Idaho […]
May 26, 2020

Jump in forced marriages feared after UK lockdown – Reuters

LONDON, May 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – British charities working to end forced marriage have seen a spike […]
May 16, 2020

U.S. online marriages feared providing cover for child brides – Reuters

NEW YORK, May 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Two U.S. states have banned child marriage this month, but […]
September 11, 2019

End child marriage in the U.S.? You might be surprised at who’s opposed – NBC News

A bill that would have ended child marriage in Idaho — which has no minimum age for couples […]
June 20, 2019

Episode 97: Amanda Parker – AHA Foundation Talks Child Marriage – Womenace to Society

Senior Director of AHA Foundation, Amanda Parker, joined comedian and podcast host Lisa Landry on her show Womenace to […]
April 1, 2019

‘Wide open potential abuse’: States are ground zero in the fight against child marriage – NBC News

In 2017, when California state Sen. Jerry Hill heard about a local 12-year-old girl getting married to a […]
January 30, 2019

Child Brides in America – Nightside With Dan Rea

Our Senior Director, Amanda Parker, is featured on Nightside with Dan Shea speaking about the immigration loophole that […]
January 11, 2019

Federal Loophole Enables Child Marriage in the U.S. – Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release – Friday, January 11, 2019 Federal Loophole Enables Child Marriage in the U.S. […]
January 11, 2019

AHA Foundation was first to expose immigration loophole that enables child marriage in the U.S.

While responding to requests for help from girls at risk and survivors of forced and child marriage over […]
February 7, 2018

Florida: Child Marriage – Media Release

For Immediate Release Florida: Child Marriage Ban Hits a Bump Legislators Should Support Bill Setting Minimum Age at […]