May 12, 2020

Why Laws Against Child Marriage Are Now Needed More Than Ever

Both Pennsylvania and Minnesota recently voted unanimously to ban child marriage, becoming the third and fourth states in […]
May 1, 2020

Bill to end child marriage in Pa. sent to governor – ABC 27

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Legislation to prohibit marriage before the age of 18, unanimously passed the House and […]
April 29, 2020

Millions more cases of violence, child marriage, female genital mutilation, unintended pregnancy expected due to the COVID-19 pandemic – UNFPA

UNITED NATIONS, New York – A clear view of the toll of the COVID-19 pandemic is only beginning […]
March 13, 2020
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New Hampshire House votes to eliminate child marriage – Eagle Times

CONCORD — The New Hampshire House voted Wednesday to raise the age for marriage in the state to […]
March 4, 2020
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Courtney Stodden married Doug Hutchison when she was 16. Now it’s over – CNN

(CNN)Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison stirred controversy when they married in 2011. She was 16 at the time, […]
February 18, 2020
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‘We don’t want our girls to get married’: Push to raise wedding age to 18 – Minnesota Star Tribune

An effort to raise Minnesota’s legal marriage age to 18 without exception appears to be gaining traction at […]
January 28, 2020
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Increasing resilience is key to overcoming adversity, author says – Colorado Arts and Science Magazine

Ayaan Hirsi Ali says people who view themselves as victims are holding themselves and society back, and she […]
January 27, 2020
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I Turned My Child Marriage Trauma into Activism – Yes Magazine

Growing up, I had the same dream many little girls do—of a wedding full of love, pretty flowers, […]
December 16, 2019

2019 Impact Report Video

During this time of reflection on the past year, we look back at the challenges we have overcome […]
December 12, 2019

‘Big Sisters’ ride to rescue of Nepali child brides – Reuters

SURKHET, Nepal (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – If it wasn’t for her self-annointed “Big Sister”, Punam Pun Magar would […]
December 5, 2019

Advocates push to outlaw child marriage in Michigan, citing sexual abuse concerns – Michigan Advance

The state Legislature has yet to take up a bipartisan bill package that would outlaw child marriages by […]
November 1, 2019

CBSN Originals: Child marriage – CBS News

In 2018, Delaware and New Jersey became the first states to ban marriage under the age of 18 […]
October 16, 2019

Vulnerable teenage girls to be targeted in airport bathrooms to stop them from being taken overseas and forced into arranged marriages – Daily Mail

Airport bathrooms will be targeted as part of a new campaign to crackdown on predators who are forcing […]
September 12, 2019

Child marriage should end in Idaho – Post Register

I just returned from back-to-back industry conferences. Each year when I meet new people and say I’m from […]
September 11, 2019

End child marriage in the U.S.? You might be surprised at who’s opposed – NBC News

A bill that would have ended child marriage in Idaho — which has no minimum age for couples […]
August 29, 2019

Alabama legislature passes new marriage certificate law – WCBI

LAMAR COUNTY, Ala. (WCBI) – Some objections to signing marriage licenses for same-sex couples led to a change […]
August 12, 2019

She was an American child bride. Now, Genevieve is fighting to stop it from happening to others. – NBC News

The first time she became a bride, Genevieve Meyer doesn’t remember what the groom was wearing. She doesn’t […]
July 31, 2019

Princess Haya, Dubai ruler’s wife, seeks court order to prevent child’s forced marriage – CNN

(CNN)The sixth wife of the billionaire ruler of Dubai has applied to a London court for an order […]
July 25, 2019

Senate poised to vote to ban child marriages – Salem News

BOSTON — Massachusetts could become the latest state to outlaw child marriage, a practice that child welfare advocates […]
July 22, 2019

Convictions for honour crimes including FGM, rape and forced marriage plummet amid national police crackdown – The Independent

Convictions for so-called honour crimes perpetrated against women have plummeted in the past five years, The Independent can reveal, amid a nationwide […]
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