AHA Foundation news on child marriage and forced marriage


August 31, 2017

Report: Maryland marriage laws make forced child marriage more likely – The Daily Record

Maryland’s marriage laws have several “loopholes” which can make forced or coerced child marriage more likely, according to […]
August 28, 2017

Educating Girls, Ending Child Marriage – World Bank

Every day, 41,000 girls marry before they are 18 years old. That’s 15 million girls every year. While child […]
August 28, 2017

Invisible Taliban child brides, widows trapped as sex slaves – Reuters

Fatima’s Taliban husband was so controlling that he refused to allow her to bathe and threatened to burn […]
August 24, 2017

Child Marriage in America: By the Numbers – Frontline

At first, almost no one believed Fraidy Reiss when she said child marriage happens in the United States. […]
August 24, 2017

DomRep has highest child-marriage rate in Americas – Jamaica Observer

UNICEF says more than one in 10 girls in the Dominican Republic are married or living with a […]
August 21, 2017

Marriage bill important for child’s protection – NewsPress

State Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, R-Fort Myers, has a history of protecting children through state legislation, passing bills requiring […]
August 21, 2017

El Salvador, Guatemala lawmakers pass bans on child marriage – Inquirer

El Salvador and Guatemala have joined a trend in clamping down on child marriage by passing legislation that […]
August 17, 2017

Seasonal employment, child marriage make women vulnerable to trafficking – Deccan Herald

Seasonal employment, child marriage and school drop out rate are among the reasons making women and girls vulnerable […]
August 17, 2017

How to prevent child marriages? – The Express Tribune

The term ‘child marriage’ is used to describe a legal or customary union between two people, of whom […]
August 16, 2017

How Ending Child Marriage Can Benefit Girls and Economies

I was quite alarmed by new research on the economic impacts of child marriage released a few weeks ago in […]
August 16, 2017

We Need To Talk About Child Marriage – Forward

As I have every August in recent years, I am busy preparing my children to return to school. […]
August 15, 2017

Senate bill would ban marriage by minors – Florida Politics

As expected, legislation was filed Monday in the Florida Senate to ban minors from getting married. The bill […]
August 10, 2017

Why No Rush to End Child Marriage in Nepal? – Human Rights Watch

Progress towards ending child marriage in Nepal appears to have ground to a halt, despite early hopes. Nepal, […]
August 10, 2017

Child marriage is still legal in Alabama, but on the decline – AL.Com

Back in May 2001, a bill was introduced into the Alabama Senate that sought to raise the age […]
August 8, 2017

Iran Planning to Raise Women’s Legal Age of Marriage – Iran Front Page

Iranian lawmaker Fatemeh Zolqadr said the Iranian Parliament, in coordination with the country’s Vice-Presidency for Women and Family […]
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