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July 19, 2021

Nicola Sturgeon urged to shut loophole on child brides – The Times

A child marriage survivor who was coerced into marrying a man twice her age when she was 16 […]
July 16, 2021

Lockdown linked to spike in child marriage – The New Indian Express

COIMBATORE: Crime against children, especially child marriages have increased during the lockdown in the district. Police said that […]
July 14, 2021

“We can do anything”: the Indian girls’ movement fighting child marriage – The Guardian

Priyanka Bairwa was 15 when her family began to look for a husband for her. The pandemic sped […]
July 13, 2021

We are lawmakers from 5 states that finally put an end to child marriage. It’s past time for the other 45 US states to follow our lead. – Business Insider

Bipartisan legislators who ended child marriage in five states call on their colleagues in the other US states […]
July 9, 2021

“FGM – is not a woman’s issue; it is everyone’s issue” – Lexology

Crime-Stoppers are running a three-week campaign from 5 July 2021 to 25 July 2021. They are piloting two […]
July 8, 2021

Hundreds in northeast Syria protest ‘honour killings’ – France 24

Hundreds of women protested against so-called “honour killings” in northeast Syria on Tuesday after the latest murders of […]
July 8, 2021

Girl is dragged to an abandoned house and shot by her tribe in ‘honour killing’ after running off with her lover and refusing to marry her cousin in Syria – Daily Mail

A girl was dragged to an abandoned house and shot by her tribe in a so-called ‘honour killing’ […]
July 8, 2021

Pandemic could be increasing underage marriages among migrants – Stockholm Center of Freedom

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased poverty, which could lead to an increase in underage marriages among migrants in […]
June 24, 2021

Sadia Hussein: the FGM survivor who is saving girls from the knife – The Guardian

Sadia Hussein had been in labour for three days when she felt she could take no more. She […]
June 22, 2021

A 14-Year-Old Bride, Wed to Her Rapist, Playing on a Jungle Gym – The New York Times

For years, the United States has campaigned against child marriage around the world, from Guatemala to Zimbabwe. But […]
June 16, 2021

UK set to end legal loophole allowing child marriage – Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Britain must scrap a legal loophole allowing child marriage “by the back door”, […]
June 16, 2021

Child Marriage Doesn’t Actually Happen Here, Right? – The New York Times

Why is it so hard to end child marriage in America? In 1762, North Carolina’s colonial governor, Arthur […]
June 16, 2021

UNICEF USA Applauds Passage Of Rhode Island Child Marriage Bill – Forbes

Particularly during times of great hardship, we’re reminded of the power that comes with collective action. That’s just […]
June 14, 2021

Government pledges to raise legal age of marriage to 18 in England and Wales – The Guardian

The government has committed to raising the minimum legal age of marriage to 18 in England and Wales […]
June 14, 2021

Joy as girl who escaped the ‘cut’ 12 years ago reunites with family – The Star

Tears of joy rolled freely down the eyes of Sylvia Keeiz Kosikil as she was reunited with her […]