AHA Foundation news on child marriage and forced marriage


November 7, 2017

Professor, student lobby to end child marriage in Florida – FIU News

FIU professor Sandy Skelaney and graduate student Allison Sardinas have been making the rounds in Tallahassee on a mission to […]
November 6, 2017

As Africa tackles child marriage, young survivors speak out – Houston Chronicle

Sitting on the floor and dressed in black, the 15-year-old held her baby as panicked tears welled in […]
November 6, 2017

About Half of US States Set No Minimum Age for Marriage – The Nation

If you think child marriage is a thing of the past, think again: Here in America, tens of […]
October 31, 2017

Time Needed to Tackle Child Marriage – US News

Nine countries have in recent years made positive changes in their laws that protect children from marrying before […]
October 30, 2017

As Africa tackles child marriage, young survivors speak out – Washington Post

Sitting on the floor and dressed in black, the 15-year-old held her baby as panicked tears welled in […]
October 26, 2017

Child marriage ban about ‘delaying, not denying’ weddings – Florida Politics

Lawmakers want to “delay, but not deny” the ability of those under 18 to wed, state Rep. Lori Berman said at […]
October 25, 2017

Woman who married at 11 seeks to change Florida marriage law – The Washington Post

Sherry Johnson was 11 years old when she was forced to marry her 20-year-old rapist through a loophole […]
October 25, 2017

African leaders join forces in pledge to stamp out child marriage – Reuters

 African political leaders, activists, and local chiefs joined forces on Monday to commit to ending child marriage in […]
October 25, 2017

Why does the US have so many child brides? – BBC News

Angel was 13 when her mother forced her to marry and start a family. “I felt like a […]
October 25, 2017

Worse than Weinstein is the exploitation of Florida girls – The Sun Sentinel

This piece was originally published in Florida newspaper, The Sun Sentinel, on Tuesday 24th October, 2017. The flood of […]
October 23, 2017

‘I was married at 14, it killed my dreams’: Scandal of the illegal child brides being sold to be wed – Mirror

Schoolgirl Alima Ka woke to hear voices singing and her ­parents by her bed, telling her they had […]
October 20, 2017

Facebook evidence and new laws set free child brides in India – Reuters

Campaigners are using social media and lobbying for special laws to annul child marriages in India, which has […]
October 20, 2017

Afghanistan has a tougher law on child marriage than Florida – Human Rights Watch

It’s been a funny week. I’m in Kabul, Afghanistan, launching a new Human Rights Watch report I wrote […]
October 16, 2017

Too young to marry: Connecticut finally ends child marriage – CT Post

At least 20,000 girls under the age of 18 married with judicial consent in 2017 in the U.S. […]
October 13, 2017

9 Unsettling Facts About Child Marriage – U.S. News

About 1.1 billion girls live in the world today, but not all live equally. The United Nations observes Oct. 11 […]
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