AHA Foundation news on child marriage and forced marriage


September 14, 2017

NC laws lead to higher-than-average child marriage rates – Daily Tar Heel

Although census data shows child marriages in the United States are rare, a report by the Tahirih Justice […]
September 12, 2017

Lawmakers say they’ll consider changes to Ohio child marriage laws – Dayton Daily News

Political leaders on both sides of the aisle are interested in changing Ohio’s marriage laws after reading a […]
September 11, 2017

Ohio’s child marriage laws outdated, advocate says – Dispatch

Ohio’s marriage laws allowing underage teens to marry are too liberal and create potential for exploiting young girls, […]
September 10, 2017

Cassandra Levesque is Determined to End Child Marriage in New Hampshire – Teen Vogue

When 17-year-old Cassandra Levesque approached the New Hampshire State House on March 9, she didn’t come to make […]
September 10, 2017

Child Marriage and Divorce in the United States – Teen Vogue

In the last two years, more than 12 states have debated bills that ask the same question: Should child marriage […]
September 10, 2017

Child Marriage in the U.S., Explained by a Former Child Bride – Teen Vogue

Trevicia Williams says she was 14 years old when her mother forced her to marry a 26-year-old man. […]
September 9, 2017

Marital Rape and Child Marriage: Two Sides Of The Same Coin – The Wire

On Friday, a Delhi high court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar […]
September 9, 2017

Whatever Happened To … The Father Who Wants To Undo The Child Marriage He Set Up? – NPR

Last August we brought you the story of Lumbaram, a father in a village in Northern India who was […]
September 9, 2017

Ohio not among states looking to change their child marriage law – Dayton Daily News

Leaders in a dozen states across the nation are examining a question that seems more suited to a […]
September 9, 2017

State Laws Still Allow Child Marriage in America – HowStuffWorks

It seems unthinkable that children are still getting married in 21st-century America. Yet, it’s happening in every corner of the […]
September 9, 2017

Child Marriage in the United States, Explained – Teen Vogue

Wedlocked is a Teen Vogue series about child marriage in the United States that examines the history of the practice and […]
September 1, 2017

As Child Marriages Drop, Hundreds Still Marry In Kentucky Each Year – WFPL

At 14, Donna Pollard’s anger and outbursts landed her in a youth behavioral facility in Southern Indiana. There, […]
August 31, 2017

The Loopholes That Allow Child Marriage In The U.S. – NPR

Child marriage isn’t just a practice that victimizes girls in poor countries. As this blog has previously reported, it’s […]
August 31, 2017

Controversial TV show slammed for glorifying child marriage abruptly pulled off the air – The New York Times

An Indian television soap opera that shows a 10-year-old boy married to a 19-year-old woman has been pulled […]
August 31, 2017

Grown Men Are Exploiting Loopholes In State Laws To Marry Children – Huffington Post

Loopholes in state laws are allowing child marriage to flourish in the U.S., despite research showing that the […]
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