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 […]
July 13, 2021

We are lawmakers from 5 states that finally put an end to child marriage. It’s past time for the other 45 U.S. states to follow our lead. – Business Insider

This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the authors. We ended a human rights […]
July 8, 2021

Hundreds in northeast Syria protest ‘honour killings’ – France 24

Hundreds of women protested against so-called “honour killings” in northeast Syria on Tuesday after the latest murders of […]
July 8, 2021

Girl is dragged to an abandoned house and shot by her tribe in ‘honour killing’ after running off with her lover and refusing to marry her cousin in Syria – Daily Mail

A girl was dragged to an abandoned house and shot by her tribe in a so-called ‘honour killing’ […]
July 8, 2021

Pandemic could be increasing underage marriages among migrants – Stockholm Center of Freedom

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased poverty, which could lead to an increase in underage marriages among migrants in […]
June 16, 2021

UK set to end legal loophole allowing child marriage – Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Britain must scrap a legal loophole allowing child marriage “by the back door”, […]
June 16, 2021

Child Marriage Doesn’t Actually Happen Here, Right? – The New York Times

Why is it so hard to end child marriage in America? In 1762, North Carolina’s colonial governor, Arthur […]
June 16, 2021

UNICEF USA Applauds Passage Of Rhode Island Child Marriage Bill – Forbes

Particularly during times of great hardship, we’re reminded of the power that comes with collective action. That’s just […]
June 14, 2021

Government pledges to raise legal age of marriage to 18 in England and Wales – The Guardian

The government has committed to raising the minimum legal age of marriage to 18 in England and Wales […]