AHA Foundation news on legislative protections for women’s rights

September 18, 2017


Today, federal prosecutors charged two Minnesota mothers with Female Genital Mutilation and Conspiracy to Commit Female Genital Mutilation […]
September 14, 2017

NC laws lead to higher-than-average child marriage rates – Daily Tar Heel

Although census data shows child marriages in the United States are rare, a report by the Tahirih Justice […]
September 12, 2017

Lawmakers say they’ll consider changes to Ohio child marriage laws – Dayton Daily News

Political leaders on both sides of the aisle are interested in changing Ohio’s marriage laws after reading a […]
September 11, 2017

Ohio’s child marriage laws outdated, advocate says – Dispatch

Ohio’s marriage laws allowing underage teens to marry are too liberal and create potential for exploiting young girls, […]
September 10, 2017

Cassandra Levesque is Determined to End Child Marriage in New Hampshire – Teen Vogue

When 17-year-old Cassandra Levesque approached the New Hampshire State House on March 9, she didn’t come to make […]
September 9, 2017

Ohio not among states looking to change their child marriage law – Dayton Daily News

Leaders in a dozen states across the nation are examining a question that seems more suited to a […]
September 9, 2017

State Laws Still Allow Child Marriage in America – HowStuffWorks

It seems unthinkable that children are still getting married in 21st-century America. Yet, it’s happening in every corner of the […]
September 1, 2017

Female Genital Mutilation Bill Flies Through Texas Senate – USNews

The Texas Senate has unanimously approved harsher penalties for female genital mutilation in the country’s second-largest state. The […]
August 31, 2017

The Loopholes That Allow Child Marriage In The U.S. – NPR

Child marriage isn’t just a practice that victimizes girls in poor countries. As this blog has previously reported, it’s […]
August 31, 2017

Grown Men Are Exploiting Loopholes In State Laws To Marry Children – Huffington Post

Loopholes in state laws are allowing child marriage to flourish in the U.S., despite research showing that the […]
August 31, 2017

Report: Maryland marriage laws make forced child marriage more likely – The Daily Record

Maryland’s marriage laws have several “loopholes” which can make forced or coerced child marriage more likely, according to […]
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

Lebanon abolishes ‘marry your rapist’ law, joining other Arab states – Reuters

Lebanon on Wednesday joined other Arab nations in abolishing a law that lets rapists escape punishment if they […]
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 […]