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 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 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 […]
January 22, 2019

Advocates slam thousands of child marriages in U.S., demand Congress act – NBC News

The image above is a stock image. When Fraidy Reiss took on stopping child marriages in the United […]
January 18, 2019

‘Lack of awareness’ around forced marriage law – BBC News

Potential victims in areas where forced marriage is prevalent are unaware it is a crime, a charity has […]
January 15, 2019

Forced marriages: US approved thousands of child bride requests over past decade – The Hilltop Monitor

The United States claims to be a strong opponent of child marriage around the world. The data raises […]
January 3, 2019

Forced marriage victims asked to pay rescue costs – BBC News

British victims of forced marriages overseas are being asked by the Foreign Office to pay costs associated with […]
October 23, 2018

Why only two states ban marriage for people under 18 years old – Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — During his 2015 visit to Kenya, former President Barack Obama denounced a practice that […]
October 15, 2018

Federal Loophole Responsible for Countless Child Marriages in the U.S.

The United States Department of State calls child marriage “gender-based violence.”  The United States Agency for International Development […]
October 10, 2018

New anonymous tipoff system could cut forced marriage in Britain – Reuters

The image above is a stock image. LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Victims of forced marriage will be […]
October 9, 2018

After Surviving Rape and Child Marriage, Sherry Johnson Strives to Protect Children

My name is Sherry Johnson. I was raised and still live in Florida. That is where I survived […]
October 5, 2018

‘I do’ at 14: Michigan’s secret child marriages – Target 8

The image above is a stock image. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Adults in Michigan are marrying children […]
September 20, 2018

This Dangerous Bill in California Must Be Stopped

This summer, the California state legislature passed SB 273, a bill that was originally created to ban marriage […]
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