AHA Foundation news on child marriage and forced marriage


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 […]
April 24, 2017

Forced marriage: Man pleads guilty to marrying 14-year-old girl in Noble Park

A man has pleaded guilty to marrying a 14-year-old girl in a forced marriage, after a charge alleging […]
April 24, 2017

Married at 3, divorced at 7: Two Ethiopian girls tell their stories

“I was really young on my wedding day. And I didn’t know we’d have sex that night. I […]
April 24, 2017

Afghan first lady urges protection of girls against child marriage

Afghan First Lady Rula Ghani on Tuesday called for the protection of Afghan girls against child marriages. According […]
April 24, 2017

The Teens Going Door to Door to Stop Child Marriages

Moriom has a compassionate perspective about her mother’s choice to marry her off a few years ago to […]
April 24, 2017

How Sex Ed is Helping to Fix Pakistan’s Child Marriage Problem

Early-age marriage is an epidemic felt by girls around the world. In the province of Sindh, Pakistan, nearly […]
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