AHA Foundation news on child marriage and forced marriage


August 8, 2017

Watch: This simple, empowering campaign against child marriage in Bangladesh hits the right notes – Scroll In

Bangladesh has the fourth-highest rate of child marriage in the world. Though the numbers have reportedly declined in the last […]
August 8, 2017

Forced child bride warns August is ‘hot month’ for parents to take daughters overseas to trick them into marriage – The Mirror

A child bride taken to Bangladesh and forced into marriage at 15 says August is the ‘hot month’ […]
August 7, 2017

Close loopholes that allow forced child marriage in the UK – The Guardian

The NSPCC report of increasing calls in relation to forced marriage (Report, 31 July) is alarming. In 2016 more […]
July 31, 2017

Five-year-old girl ‘forced into marriage with 22-year-old man in Pakistan’ – The Independent

A girl aged just five has reportedly been forced into marriage with a 22-year-old man in Pakistan. Police were […]
July 27, 2017

Despite Progress, Child Marriage Is Still Legal in All 50 States – The New York Times

State legislators in the U.S. can no longer plead ignorance about child marriage in America. Not now that […]
July 24, 2017

Child Marriage in New York Now Officially a Thing of the Past – New York UP

A law passed during the New York legislative session that ended the practice of child marriage went into […]
July 24, 2017

Former Child Bride Is Pedaling Her Way To A Brighter Future – NPR

At 14, Jenipher Sanni married a man who already had a wife and kids. He yelled at her […]
July 13, 2017

Senator wants to change FL law on child marriage – 10 News

She was raped as a child. She was pregnant at age 10. She was forced to marry her […]
July 13, 2017

What You Should Know About Sen. Hill’s Child Marriage Bill – NBC

A bill zeroing in on marriages involving any California resident under the age of 18 is sparking debate at […]
July 10, 2017

More than 200,000 children married in US over the last 15 years – The Independent

More than 200,000 children were married in the US over the past 15 years, new figures have revealed. Three 10-year-old girls and […]
July 7, 2017

Effort to bar child marriage in California runs into opposition – San Francisco Chronicle

A Bay Area legislator was shocked when he learned from a young constituent that while Californians cannot legally […]
July 7, 2017

In Fight Over Child Marriage Laws, States Resist Calls for a Total Ban – Frontline

As a girl growing up in California, Nicole handled pet snakes, bullfrogs and iguanas. She dreamed of becoming […]
July 3, 2017

US states seek to end child marriage – Al Jazerra

In 1970 Sherry Johnson was 10 years old when she was first raped by a member of her […]
June 30, 2017

I Was Forced Into Marriage at Age 14 – Good Housekeeping

On the morning of October 19, 1983, Trevicia Williams’ goal was to land the role of Annie in […]
June 28, 2017

The Billion Dollar Cost Of Child Marriage – NPR

Advocates for ending child marriage are trying a new tactic: Show governments just how much the practice is […]
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