#child marriage

  • Article: Indonesian Minister Suggests Rich Should Marry Poor to Reduce Poverty

    Indonesian Minister Suggests Rich Should Marry Poor to Reduce Poverty

    By Leah Rodriguez  and  Pia Gralki|Feb. 21, 2020

    Muhadjir Effendy introduced a controversial fatwa to limit the number of new low-income families. 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: South Sudanese 'Superwoman' Wins Award for Helping Children of Rape Survivors

    South Sudanese 'Superwoman' Wins Award for Helping Children of Rape Survivors

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|March 19, 2019

    These children are often vulnerable to recruitment by armed groups. Read more

  • Article: After Changing Jordan's Rape Law, This Lawmaker Is Now Tackling Child Marriage

    After Changing Jordan's Rape Law, This Lawmaker Is Now Tackling Child Marriage

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Feb. 13, 2019

    Nearly 10,500 girls in Jordan were married before reaching their 18th birthdays in 2017. Read more

  • Article: This Community Came Together to Rescue a Kenyan Child Bride

    This Community Came Together to Rescue a Kenyan Child Bride

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Jan. 16, 2019

    Almost 1 in 4 girls in Kenya are married before they reach the legal age of 18. Read more

  • Article: Is Saudi Arabia on the Road to Ending Child Marriage?

    Is Saudi Arabia on the Road to Ending Child Marriage?

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Jan. 11, 2019

    Children married young are more likely to leave school, face domestic abuse, and live in poverty. Read more

  • Article: Child Marriage in the US Still Exists, and This Coalition Wants to End It

    Child Marriage in the US Still Exists, and This Coalition Wants to End It

    By Jerica Deck|Dec. 12, 2018

    Child marriage is still legal in 48 states in the US. Read more

  • Article: 16-Year-Old Girl in South Sudan Auctioned on Facebook for Marriage

    16-Year-Old Girl in South Sudan Auctioned on Facebook for Marriage

    From Voice of America|Nov. 7, 2018

    A Facebook photo shows an expressionless girl next to a short, smiling older man. Read more