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.
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 […]
May 25, 2021

“I never thought I’d be working to end child marriage right here in the U.S.”

Seeing the effects of child marriage first-hand early in her career, AHA Foundation’s Brooke Bumgarner found a calling […]
April 6, 2021

Context Beyond the Headlines Interviews AHA Senior Director Amanda Parker on International Women’s Day

On International Women’s day, the Canadian news program Context Beyond the Headlines interviewed AHA’s Senior Director Amanda Parker. […]
March 5, 2021

University of Connecticut: Free Speech and Minority Rights: Perspectives of a Danish Blasphemer and an American Homosexual

Watch: Event Description:  This panel, “Free Speech and Minority Rights: Perspectives of a Danish Blasphemer and an American […]
February 11, 2021

Ohio University: How Can We End Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)? A survivor’s perspective

Watch: Event Description:  Nimco Ali is a British Somali feminist, social activist, and survivor of female genital mutilation […]
December 10, 2020

Fighting for Her Dreams: How Shagufa Found Freedom from Forced Marriage

At the age of 16, Shagufa, then living in Afghanistan, was forced into a marriage with a man […]
December 10, 2020

‘These Girls Are Being Cut and Married in Droves’ – The New York Times

A deep, sonorous melody pierces the night sky when young Samburu warriors celebrate an impending marriage. These songs, […]
November 13, 2020

Maharashtra, India: 214 child marriages stopped amid lockdown – The Free Press Journal

In a bid to end the harmful practice of child marriage across Maharashtra, the Women and Child Development […]
November 5, 2020
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American University: Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: How One Woman Turned Her Pain into Advocacy

Watch:   Event Description:  A survivor of female genital mutilation (FGM), child sexual assault, and rape, F.A. Cole […]
October 7, 2020
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Surviving Child Marriage in the United States: Yes, it happens here too. Legally.

Event Description: This event screened a short film called “Speaking Frankly: Child Marriage” by CBS Originals and featured […]
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 […]