#Child Marriage

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

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

    July 16, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    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
    Girls & Women

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

    July 10, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

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

  • Article: Meet the Women Who Are Fighting Child Marriage One African Country at a Time
    Girls & Women

    Meet the Women Who Are Fighting Child Marriage One African Country at a Time

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|July 10, 2019

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

  • Article: The Highest Authority in Sunni Islam Just Declared an End to Child Marriage in Africa
    Girls & Women

    The Highest Authority in Sunni Islam Just Declared an End to Child Marriage in Africa

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe  and  Pia Gralki|June 21, 2019

    The total number of women married in childhood will likely reach 950 million by 2030. Read more

  • Article: West Africa Must End Child Marriage to Stop Violence in Sahel Region, Experts Say
    Girls & Women

    West Africa Must End Child Marriage to Stop Violence in Sahel Region, Experts Say

    June 18, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    The Sahel region has the highest birth and child marriage rate in the world. Read more

  • Article: Forced Marriage Reports in UK Reach Record High
    Girls & Women

    Forced Marriage Reports in UK Reach Record High

    May 24, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Britain banned forced marriage in 2014 but there have only been two convictions since. Read more

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

    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: How This Brave Ethiopian Teen Stopped Her Own Child Marriage
    Girls & Women

    How This Brave Ethiopian Teen Stopped Her Own Child Marriage

    By Leah Rodriguez|March 11, 2019

    “Know the law and your rights.” Read more