May 20, 2022

Protected: Sara’s Story, Part 2: A Survivor of Child Marriage in the U.S. on Why She Fights to Change the Laws That Allowed Her Abuse: “These [current] laws put minors into an impossible legal situation, and expose them to multiple forms of abuse.”

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May 20, 2022

Protected: Sara’s Story, Part 1: A Survivor of Child Marriage in the U.S., On Her Ordeal and How She Won Her Freedom: “Being married to an older man was like being a prisoner. I didn’t even have control over my own body.”

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May 19, 2022

Child Marriage Bill Passes the Massachusetts House of Representatives – The East Boston Times-Free Press

As part of the Fiscal Year 2023 House Budget debate, An Act to End Child Marriage was adopted. […]
May 4, 2022

The opposite of marriage – Genevieve Meyer in The Journal Gazette

America has a big child marriage problem. In the past year we have heard more about child marriage reaching […]
April 19, 2022

General Assembly passes bill to raise minimum marriage age to 17 – The Daily Record, Maryland

The General Assembly on Monday passed legislation to raise the minimum age for marriage in Maryland from 15 […]
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 9, 2022

Maryland must not fail to outlaw child marriage a seventh time | GUEST COMMENTARY – The Baltimore Sun

I am an American who has lived my whole life in my beloved state of Maryland. I want […]
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 […]
February 28, 2022

Idaho Supreme Court hears arguments in ‘sham’ child marriage case – Post Register

The Idaho Supreme Court listened to arguments Friday in a case involving a child marriage that reportedly was […]
February 10, 2022

This survivor of forced child marriage is trying to change laws to prevent others from the same fate – Fronteras

Sasha Taylor was born in Karachi, Pakistan, and raised in Arizona. One day, in the early 1990s, she […]
February 10, 2022

Covid-19 blamed for rise in female ‘cut’ and early marriages – The Standard (Kenya)

The Covid-19 pandemic slowed down the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), leading to school dropouts and early marriages. […]
January 20, 2022

For the sake of a visa, I was forced into marriage in Arizona – at age 15 – The Washington Post

Sasha K. Taylor, a U.S. citizen raised in Arizona, had a normal childhood until her life was upended […]
November 25, 2021

The woman risking it all to help child brides annul their marriages – CNN

Jodhpur, India (CNN) — The Child Marriage Restraint Act (CMRA) of 1929 set out to “eradicate the evil of […]
November 25, 2021

MPs back raising minimum marriage age to 18 to protect children – BBC News

MPs have backed raising the legal age of marriage to 18 to stop vulnerable children being forced to […]
November 25, 2021

In Pakistan, minority girls and women are being forced into marriages and religious conversions – Aleteia

Girls and women from religious minorities continue to be victims of forced conversion and marriage in Pakistan, with […]
November 25, 2021

Afghan Families ‘Marry Off’ Baby Girls For Dowries Amid Extreme Hunger – Global Citizen

Jobless and engulfed in debt, Afghan brick kiln worker Fazal said the country’s imploding economy had left him […]
November 25, 2021

Reversing underage marriage trend in the North – Punch

NIGERIA’S disgraceful scorecard on the plight of the girl-child was re-enacted with a new report from Save the […]
November 15, 2021

Representative Kay Khan: “…the more I learned [about child marriage in Massachusetts], the more I realized we needed to act.”

11/15/2021 This month, the fight to end child marriage in Massachusetts reaches a crucial moment. Two bills have […]
October 30, 2021

Early Marriage, Teen Pregnancy As Threats to Girl-Child Education – Leadership

A UNESCO report released on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child (11 October) shows […]