#Child Marriage

  • Article: COVID-19 Is Pushing Girls to Marry Early and Drop Out of School: Reports

    COVID-19 Is Pushing Girls to Marry Early and Drop Out of School: Reports

    June 5, 2020

    Some girls are prioritizing marriage and children over education. Read more

  • Article: COVID-19 Lockdowns in Somalia Are Putting More Girls in Danger of Child Marriage and FGM

    COVID-19 Lockdowns in Somalia Are Putting More Girls in Danger of Child Marriage and FGM

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|May 27, 2020

    School closures, economic vulnerability, and increasing poverty are some contributing factors. Read more

  • Article: COVID-19 Is Increasing Child Marriage Rates in Yemen: UN

    COVID-19 Is Increasing Child Marriage Rates in Yemen: UN

    By Leah Rodriguez|May 26, 2020

    Families experiencing economic hardship are more likely to resort to the harmful practice. Read more

  • Article: Child Marriage Could Spike in England and Wales as COVID-19 Lockdown Eases, Experts Say

    Child Marriage Could Spike in England and Wales as COVID-19 Lockdown Eases, Experts Say

    By James Hitchings-Hales|May 20, 2020

    But local authorities are not adequately prepared. Read more

  • Article: Hundreds of Ethiopian Girls Saved From Child Marriage Amid Coronavirus Lockdowns

    Hundreds of Ethiopian Girls Saved From Child Marriage Amid Coronavirus Lockdowns

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|May 15, 2020

    More than 500 girls have been rescued from child marriage in Ethiopia since schools closed. Read more

  • Article: Pennsylvania Is the Third US State to Officially Ban Child Marriage

    Pennsylvania Is the Third US State to Officially Ban Child Marriage

    By Leah Rodriguez|May 11, 2020

    Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill to stop the practice after a unanimous vote. Read more

  • Article: After Her Sister’s Murder, This UK Child Marriage Survivor Is Fighting to Change the Law

    After Her Sister’s Murder, This UK Child Marriage Survivor Is Fighting to Change the Law

    By James Hitchings-Hales|March 27, 2020

    Global Citizen talks to Payzee Mahmod — the activist and survivor fighting to ban child marriage. Read more

  • Article: 3 Ways South African Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi Keeps Showing Up for Girls and Women

    3 Ways South African Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi Keeps Showing Up for Girls and Women

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|March 25, 2020

    She is using her platform as Miss Universe to support leadership and education. Read more