October 7, 2020
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Surviving Child Marriage in the United States: Yes, it happens here too. Legally.

Event Description: A webinar and screening of the film “Speaking Frankly: Child Marriage” by CBSN Originals. Q&A with […]
October 6, 2020

Coronavirus risks ‘greatest surge in child marriages in 25 years’ – BBC News

The coronavirus pandemic could lead to a spike in child marriages globally, reversing 25 years of progress on […]
October 6, 2020

‘So old he was losing his hair’: survivors urge MPs to end scandal of UK’s child brides – The Guardian

When Payzee Mahmod was married at 16 to a man nearly twice her age she didn’t understand the […]
October 6, 2020

Sydney woman tells why COVID-19 makes her worried for vulnerable girls – The New Daily

This is not the first time I’ve lived through a lockdown. For most of my teenage years I […]
September 10, 2020

‘We’re No. 28! And Dropping!’ – The New York Times

This should be a wake-up call: New data suggest that the United States is one of just a […]
September 9, 2020

Why Covid school closures are making girls marry early – The Guardian

Samita (not her real name) is 17 and lives in the Lamjung district of Nepal. It was never easy, […]
September 9, 2020

Early Marriages in India: No Child’s Play – The Diplomat

Sixteen-year-old Arti Mukhia, a bright class eight student at a municipal school in Alwar, Rajasthan won’t be going […]
September 4, 2020

NC is becoming a destination for child marriage. Help me stop it. | OPINION – Citizen-Times

Late last year, a 49-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl from Kentucky came into my office to request […]
September 3, 2020

Report Names North Carolina A Top Child Marriage Hotspot – Spectrum News 1

RALEIGH, N.C. – Researchers on Monday said underage marriage is linked to a host of problems throughout a […]
August 31, 2020

Outcry Grows as Somalia’s Parliament Considers Bill Allowing Child Marriage – Time

(JOHANNESBURG) — An outcry is rising in Somalia as parliament considers a bill that would allow child marriage […]
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 […]
June 22, 2020

Malaysian children as young as 12 are getting married, and it’s legal – South China Morning Post

Childhood friends Iris, Mary and Sarah were once typical teenage girls – they did homework together, took selfies, […]
June 18, 2020

India drafting law to increase nuptial age of girls – Anadolu Agency

Even as India has become home to the largest number of child brides in the world, it has […]
June 15, 2020

Child marriages spike in lockdown around Bengal – The Telegraph

A social worker that The Telegraph called on Saturday morning for details on a child marriage that had been averted […]
June 2, 2020

CHS senior draws statewide attention to child marriage – Coeur d’Alene Press

Idaho has the highest rate in the nation of wedded minors It’s no longer the Wild West. Idaho […]
May 26, 2020

Jump in forced marriages feared after UK lockdown – Reuters

LONDON, May 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – British charities working to end forced marriage have seen a spike […]
May 16, 2020

U.S. online marriages feared providing cover for child brides – Reuters

NEW YORK, May 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Two U.S. states have banned child marriage this month, but […]
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 11, 2020

Tulane University Interns Amplify AHA Foundation’s Impact

Since the fall of 2019, students from Tulane University’s internship program have been helping amplify AHA Foundation’s policy […]
May 7, 2020
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A Spike in Requests for Help at AHA Foundation’s Crisis Text Line

Violence against women and children is increasing around the world. AHA Foundation’s crisis text line is experiencing a […]
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