AHA Foundation news on legislative protections for women’s rights


November 6, 2017

About Half of US States Set No Minimum Age for Marriage – The Nation

If you think child marriage is a thing of the past, think again: Here in America, tens of […]
November 3, 2017

Panel sends genital mutilation bill to U.S. House – The Detroit News

The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday advanced to the full House a bill sponsored by Rep. Dave Trott, […]
October 31, 2017

Time Needed to Tackle Child Marriage – US News

Nine countries have in recent years made positive changes in their laws that protect children from marrying before […]
October 26, 2017

Child marriage ban about ‘delaying, not denying’ weddings – Florida Politics

Lawmakers want to “delay, but not deny” the ability of those under 18 to wed, state Rep. Lori Berman said at […]
October 25, 2017

Woman who married at 11 seeks to change Florida marriage law – The Washington Post

Sherry Johnson was 11 years old when she was forced to marry her 20-year-old rapist through a loophole […]
October 25, 2017

Worse than Weinstein is the exploitation of Florida girls – The Sun Sentinel

This piece was originally published in Florida newspaper, The Sun Sentinel, on Tuesday 24th October, 2017. The flood of […]
October 16, 2017

Too young to marry: Connecticut finally ends child marriage – CT Post

At least 20,000 girls under the age of 18 married with judicial consent in 2017 in the U.S. […]
October 13, 2017

India’s Supreme Court Rules Sex With Child Brides Is Rape – Time

India’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that sex with an underage wife constitutes rape, in a landmark ruling that campaigners […]
October 11, 2017

Ohio may ban female genital mutilation for girls under 18 – Dayton Daily News

Ohio does not explicitly prohibit female genital mutilation — a practice that state Sen. Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering, wants […]
October 3, 2017

Saudi Arabia Agrees to Let Women Drive – The New York Times

Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it would allow women to drive, ending a longstanding policy that has […]
September 29, 2017

New state law seeks to reduce the number of child brides in Texas – Texas Tribune

Texas has one of the highest child marriage rates in the country, but a new law seeks to […]
September 25, 2017

State Senator Wants to Raise Ohio’s Minimum Marrying Age – CleveScene

After a shocking investigation by the Dayton Daily News earlier this month which revealed that more than 4,400 girls younger than 17 […]
September 22, 2017

This Teen Launched a Campaign to End Child Marriage in the U.S. – Teen Vogue

Child marriage is happening in the United States. Some may assume that in the U.S., the minimum age to […]
September 21, 2017

Senator Yuko introduces legislation to prohibit child marriages under the age of 16 – WFMJ

Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko introduced legislation to update Ohio’s antiquated child marriage law. The bill would increase […]
September 18, 2017

New legislation targets female genital mutilation in Michigan – WWMT

Federal prosecutors indicted two women accused of taking their seven year old daughters to a Michigan clinic for […]