#child brides

  • Article: In a Win for Gender Equality, Indonesia Outlaws Child Marriage

    In a Win for Gender Equality, Indonesia Outlaws Child Marriage

    By Gabrielle Deonath  and  Pia Gralki|Sept. 24, 2019

    Previously, religious and local authorities could permit girls of any age to marry. Read more

  • Article: Indonesian Lawmaker Calls for an End to Child Marriage 'Hell'

    Indonesian Lawmaker Calls for an End to Child Marriage 'Hell'

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Aug. 20, 2019

    Indonesia has one of the worst records for underage marriage. Read more

  • Article: Christian Pakistani Girls Are Being Trafficked to China as Child Brides

    Christian Pakistani Girls Are Being Trafficked to China as Child Brides

    By Gabrielle Deonath|May 8, 2019

    Nearly 1,000 young girl have been sold as brides to Chinese men through trafficking rings. Read more

  • Article: Climate Change Is Creating More Child Brides, Report Finds

    Climate Change Is Creating More Child Brides, Report Finds

    By Colleen Curry|CHIME FOR CHANGE|Nov. 27, 2017

    An alarming new report shows a dire consequence of climate change. Read more

  • Article: India Banned Sex With Child Brides — Will Marital Rape Be Next?

    India Banned Sex With Child Brides — Will Marital Rape Be Next?

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Oct. 13, 2017

    India's Supreme Court ruled that sex with a bride under 18 is rape. Read more

  • Article: 6 Unbelievable Things That Girls Have Been Traded for in Child Marriage Cases

    6 Unbelievable Things That Girls Have Been Traded for in Child Marriage Cases

    By Jackie Marchildon|CHIME FOR CHANGE|Aug. 30, 2017

    From money to rice, no trade can be justified. Read more

  • Article: Girl, 14, Traded to Be Bride of Man, 36, in Pakistan

    Girl, 14, Traded to Be Bride of Man, 36, in Pakistan

    By Colleen Curry|CHIME FOR CHANGE|Jan. 4, 2017

    “We gave a girl in this family for a girl in their family. That is our right." Read more

  • Article: Bangladesh Child Marriage Law Has a Major Loophole That Has Critics Fuming

    Bangladesh Child Marriage Law Has a Major Loophole That Has Critics Fuming

    By Colleen Curry|CHIME FOR CHANGE|Dec. 8, 2016

    More than 50 % of girls marry before the age of 18 in Bangladesh. Read more