#child marriage

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

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

    Aug. 20, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

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

  • Article: South Sudanese 'Superwoman' Wins Award for Helping Children of Rape Survivors
    Girls & Women

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

    March 19, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    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
    Girls & Women

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

    Feb. 13, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    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
    Girls & Women

    This Community Came Together to Rescue a Kenyan Child Bride

    Jan. 16, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    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?
    Girls & Women

    Is Saudi Arabia on the Road to Ending Child Marriage?

    Jan. 11, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    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
    Girls & Women

    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
    Girls & Women

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

    Nov. 7, 2018|Voice of America

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

  • Article: Child Bride Refugees Spur Sweden to Tighten Marriage Law
    Girls & Women

    Child Bride Refugees Spur Sweden to Tighten Marriage Law

    Oct. 24, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Under a law, expected to come into force in January, Sweden will invalidate all underage marriages. Read more