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 […]
October 29, 2021
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Counterweight Connects with Ayaan Hirsi Ali – Counterweight Media

Earlier this year, Ayaan spoke with Counterweight Media to discuss extremist ideologies. She drew upon her own experience […]
October 6, 2021

Counselor at AHA Foundation on Girls Facing Abuse: “The circumstances they endure can often be life or death”

For a girl who has been surrounded her whole life by family and friends who shame and threaten her, AHA Foundation case managers working at our Helpline can be the first to offer support. These case managers’ impact on the lives of at-risk girls is immeasurable, and few know this better than Egypt Leithman.
October 1, 2021

Child marriage rose 50 pc during pandemic: NCRB – Media India Group

Until 2019, life for Priya (name changed), a 14-year-old girl living with her parents and an elder brother […]
September 8, 2021

House OKs bill banning child marriage – CNN Philippines

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 6) – The House of Representatives approved on final reading House Bill 9943, which […]
September 3, 2021

Odisha draws convergence plan to stop child marriages – The New Indian Express

As Odisha continues to witness a large number of child marriages, mostly in rural pockets, the State government has […]
August 16, 2021

North Carolina is a destination for child marriage. A new bill could change that – The Guardian

Known for its coastlines, mountains and the state that was “first in flight”, North Carolina has also developed a more […]
August 6, 2021

Women empowerment; Leaders from around the world pledged $40 billion to promote gender equality – The Policy Times

At an international meeting in Paris, world leaders, philanthropists, and organizations offered at least $40 billion to promote […]
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 28, 2021

Shocking testimony of teenager raped, forced into illegal child marriage and then abandoned for 20 years – Yahoo News

A victim of childhood sexual abuse in Bradford was raped by multiple men, physically abused and forced into […]
July 26, 2021

The Ayaan Hirsi Ali Podcast: Nicholas Kristof on Child Marriage in the U.S.

Ayaan speaks with Nicholas Kristof about human rights abuses against women and girls around the world. They discuss […]
July 19, 2021

Nicola Sturgeon urged to shut loophole on child brides – The Times

A child marriage survivor who was coerced into marrying a man twice her age when she was 16 […]
July 16, 2021

Lockdown linked to spike in child marriage – The New Indian Express

COIMBATORE: Crime against children, especially child marriages have increased during the lockdown in the district. Police said that […]
July 14, 2021

“We can do anything”: the Indian girls’ movement fighting child marriage – The Guardian

Priyanka Bairwa was 15 when her family began to look for a husband for her. The pandemic sped […]