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
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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 […]
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 […]
March 14, 2016

Child Marriage in Virginia

While the average age of marriage has been increasing in the United States, there are still many girls […]
February 19, 2016

Efforts to Stop Child Marriage in the US

Virginia State Senator Jill Vogel began a campaign against child marriage in her state after she learned of […]
October 28, 2015

Child Marriage in the US

Child marriage has become a major problem in the United States, not just abroad. Between 2000 and 2010 […]
October 15, 2015

Child Marriage in the US, a Tale of Courage from a Survivor, and News from Around the World

  Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, As children across the country enjoy autumn and cheerily prepare for Halloween, a […]
October 15, 2015

Child Marriage in the US

by AHA Foundation Executive Director The statistics are staggering. Each day around the world almost 39,000 girls become […]
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