October 7, 2020
child marriage

Surviving Child Marriage in the United States: Yes, it happens here too. Legally.

Event Description: A webinar and screening of the film “Speaking Frankly: Child Marriage” by CBSN Originals. Q&A with […]
October 6, 2020

Coronavirus risks ‘greatest surge in child marriages in 25 years’ – BBC News

The coronavirus pandemic could lead to a spike in child marriages globally, reversing 25 years of progress on […]
October 6, 2020

‘So old he was losing his hair’: survivors urge MPs to end scandal of UK’s child brides – The Guardian

When Payzee Mahmod was married at 16 to a man nearly twice her age she didn’t understand the […]
September 3, 2020

Report Names North Carolina A Top Child Marriage Hotspot – Spectrum News 1

RALEIGH, N.C. – Researchers on Monday said underage marriage is linked to a host of problems throughout a […]
May 26, 2020

Jump in forced marriages feared after UK lockdown – Reuters

LONDON, May 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – British charities working to end forced marriage have seen a spike […]
May 12, 2020

Why Laws Against Child Marriage Are Now Needed More Than Ever

Both Pennsylvania and Minnesota recently voted unanimously to ban child marriage, becoming the third and fourth states in […]
May 1, 2020

Bill to end child marriage in Pa. sent to governor – ABC 27

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Legislation to prohibit marriage before the age of 18, unanimously passed the House and […]
April 29, 2020

Millions more cases of violence, child marriage, female genital mutilation, unintended pregnancy expected due to the COVID-19 pandemic – UNFPA

UNITED NATIONS, New York – A clear view of the toll of the COVID-19 pandemic is only beginning […]
April 17, 2020

In quarantine with an abuser: surge in domestic violence reports linked to coronavirus – The Guardian

One caller to a domestic violence hotline reported that her husband threatened to throw her out into the […]
March 13, 2020
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New Hampshire House votes to eliminate child marriage – Eagle Times

CONCORD — The New Hampshire House voted Wednesday to raise the age for marriage in the state to […]
March 4, 2020
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Courtney Stodden married Doug Hutchison when she was 16. Now it’s over – CNN

(CNN)Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison stirred controversy when they married in 2011. She was 16 at the time, […]
February 18, 2020
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‘We don’t want our girls to get married’: Push to raise wedding age to 18 – Minnesota Star Tribune

An effort to raise Minnesota’s legal marriage age to 18 without exception appears to be gaining traction at […]
February 13, 2020

Bill to restrict child marriages in Wyoming defeated in the House – Casper Star Tribune

CHEYENNE — For the second straight year, the Wyoming House of Representatives voted down a bill to restrict […]
January 27, 2020
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I Turned My Child Marriage Trauma into Activism – Yes Magazine

Growing up, I had the same dream many little girls do—of a wedding full of love, pretty flowers, […]
December 16, 2019

2019 Impact Report Video

During this time of reflection on the past year, we look back at the challenges we have overcome […]
December 12, 2019

‘Big Sisters’ ride to rescue of Nepali child brides – Reuters

SURKHET, Nepal (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – If it wasn’t for her self-annointed “Big Sister”, Punam Pun Magar would […]
December 5, 2019

Advocates push to outlaw child marriage in Michigan, citing sexual abuse concerns – Michigan Advance

The state Legislature has yet to take up a bipartisan bill package that would outlaw child marriages by […]
November 1, 2019

CBSN Originals: Child marriage – CBS News

In 2018, Delaware and New Jersey became the first states to ban marriage under the age of 18 […]
October 16, 2019

Vulnerable teenage girls to be targeted in airport bathrooms to stop them from being taken overseas and forced into arranged marriages – Daily Mail

Airport bathrooms will be targeted as part of a new campaign to crackdown on predators who are forcing […]
September 18, 2019

How I became a Stepmom and Wife at 15 in America

At the age of 15, Genevieve was forced into a marriage against her will. Now in her 30s, […]
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