AHA Foundation news on child marriage and forced marriage

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 […]
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 […]