AHA Foundation news on child marriage and forced marriage


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 […]
June 21, 2017

Cuomo Signs Bill Doing Away With Child Marriage In New York State – CBS New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed legislation putting an end to child marriage in New York. The legislation […]
June 19, 2017

Texas Just Banned Child Marriage – Huffington Post

Texas passed a law to make marriage under age 18 illegal. On Thursday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed […]
June 16, 2017

Child Marriage Happens In The U.S., Too — This Girl Scout Is Trying To Change That – Refinery29

Child marriage is often thought of as a problem that impacts the lives of teen girls in places […]
June 9, 2017

Child Marriage Is Sharply Curtailed by New York Legislature – The New York Times

For young teenagers, New York State is calling the wedding off. The little-known law that for decades has […]
June 7, 2017

Activists in N.J. Push to Ban Child Marriage Before Christie Leaves Office – PBS

In an effort to make New Jersey the first state to ban child marriage, about 30 protesters outside the […]
June 7, 2017

Child Marriage Survivor: I Was Introduced to Him in the Morning and Handed Over That Night – Motto

Sara Tasneem was 15 years old when she was married off to a 28-year old stranger. Her parents […]
June 5, 2017

State Lawmakers Rally Behind Push to End Child Marriages – Lockport Journal

New York is on track to becoming the first state to set the minimum age for getting married […]
June 5, 2017

German Parliament Passes Law Ending Child Marriage – The Local Germany

The new law officially makes 18 the minimum age for marriage. Previously, 16-year-olds were allowed to marry adults […]
June 2, 2017

The U.S. Laws That Allow Underage Girls to Get Married – Motto

Most Girls Scouts spend their time learning survival skills and selling cookies. But Cassandra Levesque, 18, spent her […]
June 1, 2017

From Conflict to Child Marriage, 700 Mln Children Robbed of Childhood – The Daily Mail UK

One in four of the world’s children – at least 700 million – have had their childhood cut […]
June 1, 2017

Child marriage is a Problem in the United States Too – TRTWorld

Marriages are forced upon children as young as 11 in the US for reasons ranging from religious beliefs […]
May 26, 2017

11 Years Old, a Mom, and Pushed to Marry Her Rapist in Florida – The New York Times

When she was a scrawny 11-year-old, Sherry Johnson found out one day that she was about to be […]
May 15, 2017

Christie rejects ban on marriage for N.J. teens under 18

Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday rejected a bill that would have barred all teenagers from getting married in New Jersey […]
May 15, 2017

Child Marriage Ban Pressed At State House Rally

Women in white dresses and veils, some clutching teddy bears, placed chains around their wrists and tape over […]
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