A lawsuit currently underway in Minnesota in which Panyia Vang is seeking $450,000 from the American who raped and impregnated her, thereby forcing her to be a child bride in the Hmong tradition. The case is shedding light on practices of child marriage among the Hmong.
Number of Women and Girls At Risk: 25,000
Status: Existing Legislation Needs Strengthening
Improve by adding: Prosecuting parents/guardian, felony offense