April 1, 2019
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‘Wide open potential abuse’: States are ground zero in the fight against child marriage – NBC News

In 2017, when California state Sen. Jerry Hill heard about a local 12-year-old girl getting married to a […]
March 31, 2019
Facing Forced Marriage in America

Facing Forced Marriage in America, Nina Van Harn at Stanford University

Video Link:   Event Description:   Nina Van Harn, forced marriage survivor and the winner of the first […]
March 28, 2019
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Idaho prides itself on personal freedoms, but one child bride explains how her parents’ freedom cost her dearly – Inlander

Angel Dwyer’s family came to North Idaho for the beautiful log cabin home they were able to buy […]
March 25, 2019

A Passion Born From a Girl Scout Project Keeps New Hampshire Representative Levesque Fighting to End Child Marriage in the United States

Just a few years ago Rep. Levesque was a teenager who dedicated her Girl Scout Gold Award project […]
March 21, 2019

NH bill to end child marriage set aside – SeaCoastOnline

CONCORD — The House tabled state Rep. Cassie Levesque’s latest attempt to end child marriage Tuesday, but she […]
March 20, 2019

Bill banning female genital mutilation in North Carolina clears first state Senate committee – JournalNow

A N.C. Senate bill that would ban female genital mutilation cleared its first committee step Tuesday. Senate Bill […]
March 13, 2019

Senators seek to change immigration law to curb child marriages – NBC News

Republican senators introduced a bill Wednesday to close loopholes in U.S. immigration law that have allowed thousands of […]
March 7, 2019

International Women’s Day – A Day of Celebration and Renewed Commitment

The fight against women’s oppression and abuse is not a thing of the past. Even in the Western […]
March 6, 2019
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Women forced into wedlock as teens urge lawmakers to ban marriage for people under 18 – The Nevada Independent

Sara Tasneem said she was 15 years old when she was forced into a “spiritual marriage” with a […]
March 5, 2019

Lawmakers tolerate child abuse by marriage – The Lewiston Tribune

In Idaho, we care deeply about protecting our children. But last week, Idaho’s House lawmakers killed a bill […]
February 26, 2019

How One Person Can Spark a Lasting Change – A Social Worker from Connecticut Shares Lessons in Successful Advocacy

Brian Donahue, a social worker from Connecticut and a parent of three children, spends his free time advocating […]
February 26, 2019

Nicholas Syrett Exposes Forgotten History of Child Marriage in the United States

Nicholas L. Syrett is a Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the chair of the department […]
February 26, 2019

Dr. Deborah Ottenheimer at Vassar College, “The Medical Side of Child Marriage and Human Trafficking”

Written by Vassar College CTU fellow, Grace Roebuck   On February 26th, an audience made up of both […]
February 22, 2019
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New legislator pushes to raise state marriage age – Hastings Tribune

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Some girls said they were isolated from friends and family during their marriages. Others […]
February 19, 2019

New guidance on handling child bride petitions – APNewsBreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced new rules Friday to scrutinize petitions to bring in underage spouses […]
February 12, 2019

Christopher Chope, UK lawmaker who blocked FGM law, urged to resign – CNN International

A British Member of Parliament has faced cross-party commendation and calls to resign after blocking a law that […]
February 7, 2019

Ohio now 28th state to criminalize female genital mutilation as CDC estimates 24,320 are at risk – News5Cleveland

The image above is a stock image. CLEVELAND — Wednesday, Feb. 6 is International Day of Zero Tolerance […]
February 6, 2019

Cutting Away the Sexual Ferocity of Babies; A Blog by CTU Fellow on Zero Tolerance Policies for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Grace Roebuck is a junior at Vassar College and a fellow of AHA Foundation campus program, Critical Thinking […]
February 4, 2019

FGM: Mother guilty of genital mutilation of daughter – BBC News

A woman who mutilated her three-year-old daughter has become the first person in the UK to be found […]
January 30, 2019

Child Brides in America – Nightside With Dan Rea

Our Senior Director, Amanda Parker, is featured on Nightside with Dan Shea speaking about the immigration loophole that […]
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