April 7, 2022

“Girls have a right to thrive in the life they want for themselves. Not what someone else forcefully imprints on them.” Sasha K. Taylor Survived Child Marriage in the U.S. Now She Fights Tirelessly to End It – Part 2

  Published 4/7/2022 When team members from AHA Foundation spoke to Sasha K. Taylor, we were immediately moved […]
April 7, 2022

“I took the risk of unchaining myself from the generational cycle of abuse the same day I was told by my uncle that the only way out of my marriage would be my death…” Aliya Abbas, child marriage survivor from the U.S., fought for her freedom all by herself.

Published 4/7/2022 Aliya Abbas is a passionate and outspoken survivor of and advocate against child marriage in the […]
March 1, 2022

“Girls have a right to thrive in the life they want for themselves. Not what someone else forcefully imprints on them.” Sasha K. Taylor Survived Child Marriage in the U.S. Now She Fights Tirelessly to End It – Part 1

Published 03/02/2022 When team members from AHA Foundation spoke to Sasha K. Taylor, we were immediately moved by […]
January 17, 2022

‘Why Is Child Marriage Still Legal?’: A Young Lawmaker Tackles a Hidden Problem – Politico

CONCORD, N.H. — One day in the middle of September, Cassie Levesque walked up a carpeted hallway toward a […]
July 29, 2021

AHA Foundation’s Interns Dedicate Summer to Fighting Gender-Based Violence

August 3, 2021 While many of their classmates are enjoying time off of school, AHA Foundation interns have […]
July 14, 2020

Child Marriage Survivors Warn About Possible Exploitation of Girls During the Pandemic

To help curb the spread of COVID-19, local governments have found many ways to tend to the needs […]
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 […]
February 18, 2020

‘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 […]
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 […]
June 20, 2019

Episode 97: Amanda Parker – AHA Foundation Talks Child Marriage – Womenace to Society

Senior Director of AHA Foundation, Amanda Parker, joined comedian and podcast host Lisa Landry on her show Womenace to […]
March 28, 2018

Democratic bill banning child marriage killed, modified Republican measure advances – Tennessean

(Tennessean) – A measure Democrats have championed that would ban minors from marrying in Tennessee was killed in the state Senate […]
March 24, 2018

Child marriage ban, year-round Daylight Saving time signed into law – Florida Politics

(Florida Politics) – A bill that would ban marriages for anyone under the age of 17 and legislation […]
March 22, 2018

Child marriage isn’t marriage and ‘nearly 18’ isn’t 18 years old – The Hill

(The Hill) – Why have you abandoned the 17-year-old girls? I ask this to the many state legislators across […]
March 17, 2018

National campaign to end child marriages arrives in Louisiana; backers say state law must change – The Acadiana Advocate

(The Acadiana Advocate) – Amanda Parker, senior director of the AHA Foundation, which is also dedicated to ending […]
March 9, 2018

Florida Moves to Ban Marriage Before the Age of 17 – PBS

(FRONTLINE) – Florida has moved to tighten its laws on child marriage. On Friday, state lawmakers passed a […]
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 […]
September 20, 2017

A Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow is Not Afraid to Do the Right Thing to Combat Forced Marriage

Laura Vidal, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow Laura Vidal is a Social Worker with a Masters in Human […]
March 22, 2017

New York is Stepping Up to End Child Marriage – Can They Do Even More?

By Amanda Parker, AHA Foundation Senior Director Child Marriage in the US Each day around the world thousands […]
April 5, 2016

Child Marriage in the United States

Child marriage is a problem throughout the world, including in the United States. Most states set the legal […]