#Child Marriage

  • Article: The Tanzanian Court Just Banned Child Marriage in the Country For Good

    The Tanzanian Court Just Banned Child Marriage in the Country For Good

    By Leah Rodriguez|Oct. 23, 2019

    Now boys and girls cannot legally marry until the age of 18. Read more

  • Article: #HandsOffOurGirls: Africa’s First Ladies Demand an End to Child Marriage

    #HandsOffOurGirls: Africa’s First Ladies Demand an End to Child Marriage

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Oct. 11, 2019

    There are 12 million girls in Africa who are forced into marriage before they’re 18 years old. Read more

  • Article: 7 Barriers to Girls’ Education Around the World

    7 Barriers to Girls’ Education Around the World

    By Leah Rodriguez|Sept. 24, 2019

    Child marriage, poverty, and period stigma are stopping girls from realizing their dreams. Read more

  • Feature: 'I Was Not His Equal Partner': What It's Like to Be a Child Bride in Massachusetts

    'I Was Not His Equal Partner': What It's Like to Be a Child Bride in Massachusetts

    By Daniele Selby|Sept. 6, 2019

    Tammy Monteiro was married at 16 in Massachusetts. Marriage before 18 is still legal there today. Read more

  • Feature: Child Marriages Happen in the US, Too. Here’s Everything You Need to Know.

    Child Marriages Happen in the US, Too. Here’s Everything You Need to Know.

    By Daniele Selby|Sept. 3, 2019

    Child marriage disproportionately affects girls and is still legal in some form in 48 states. Read more

  • Article: Tanzania Ruled Child Marriage Illegal 3 Years Ago. Now It's Trying to Reinstate It.

    Tanzania Ruled Child Marriage Illegal 3 Years Ago. Now It's Trying to Reinstate It.

    By Daniele Selby|July 26, 2019

    Activists are fighting to ensure the ban remains in place and is finally enforced. Read more

  • Article: Police Defend the Low Rate of Forced Marriage Prosecutions in the UK

    Police Defend the Low Rate of Forced Marriage Prosecutions in the UK

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|July 16, 2019

    Just two people have been convicted since Britain banned forced marriage in 2014. Read more

  • Article: South Sudan Court Annuls Child Marriage of 16-Year-Old in Landmark Case

    South Sudan Court Annuls Child Marriage of 16-Year-Old in Landmark Case

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|July 10, 2019

    South Sudan has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. Read more