May 12, 2021

California State Northridge: Child Marriage in California

Watch: Event Description: Speakers Fraidy Reiss, Forced Marriage survivor and Founder of Unchained at Last, and Amanda Parker, […]
April 29, 2021

North Carolina State University: FGM/C The Hidden Practice That Changes Lives

Watch: Event Description: Speakers F.A. Cole, FGM survivor, Mariya Taher, FGM survivor and Sahiyo Founder, Amanda Parker, AHA […]
March 5, 2021

University of Connecticut: Free Speech and Minority Rights: Perspectives of a Danish Blasphemer and an American Homosexual

Watch: Event Description:  This panel, “Free Speech and Minority Rights: Perspectives of a Danish Blasphemer and an American […]
February 11, 2021

Ohio University: How Can We End Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)? A survivor’s perspective

Watch: Event Description:  Nimco Ali is a British Somali feminist, social activist, and survivor of female genital mutilation […]
November 5, 2020
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American University: Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: How One Woman Turned Her Pain into Advocacy

Watch:   Event Description:  A survivor of female genital mutilation (FGM), child sexual assault, and rape, F.A. Cole […]
October 7, 2020
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Surviving Child Marriage in the United States: Yes, it happens here too. Legally.

Event Description: This event screened a short film called “Speaking Frankly: Child Marriage” by CBS Originals and featured […]
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 22, 2020
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Harvard University: Make America Dinner Again (MADA) Roundtable Discussion

Event Description: On February 22, 2020, ten students with diverging viewpoints at Harvard University gathered to eat dinner […]
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 […]
February 13, 2020

Bill to restrict child marriages in Wyoming defeated in the House – Casper Star Tribune

CHEYENNE — For the second straight year, the Wyoming House of Representatives voted down a bill to restrict […]
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 […]
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 4, 2019

“I was a passport to this man”: Bill to close child marriage loopholes languishes in Congress – CBS News

Naila Amin was just 13 years old when her parents took her from her home in Queens, New […]
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 […]