#Forced Marriage

  • Article: Forced Marriage Survivors Sent Abroad Will No Longer Have to Pay for Flights Home to the UK
    Girls & Women

    Forced Marriage Survivors Sent Abroad Will No Longer Have to Pay for Flights Home to the UK

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Jan. 10, 2019

    Previously loans were provided — charged with interest if you couldn’t pay it back. Read more

  • Article: In Kyrgyzstan, Survivors of Kidnapping and Forced Marriage Use Fashion to Fight Back
    Girls & Women

    In Kyrgyzstan, Survivors of Kidnapping and Forced Marriage Use Fashion to Fight Back

    Jan. 10, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Thousands of Kyrgyz women are kidnapped and forced into marriage every year. Read more

  • Article: This 14-Year-Old Went Straight to the Police When Her Parents Tried to Force Her to Marry
    AdvocacyGirls & Women

    This 14-Year-Old Went Straight to the Police When Her Parents Tried to Force Her to Marry

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Nov. 20, 2018

    Here’s how girls like Mestawet Mekuria are empowered to control their own lives. Read more

  • Article: Doctors and Teachers Failing to Report Forced Marriages Could Face Criminal Charges
    Girls & Women

    Doctors and Teachers Failing to Report Forced Marriages Could Face Criminal Charges

    By Joshua James Parfitt|Nov. 16, 2018

    A public consultation into the matter was opened on Thursday, Nov. 15. Read more

  • Article: Activists Worry Facebook Child Bride Auction in South Sudan Will Inspire More
    Girls & Women

    Activists Worry Facebook Child Bride Auction in South Sudan Will Inspire More

    Nov. 13, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    More than 50% of South Sudanese girls are wed before their 18th birthday. Read more

  • Article: Child Marriage Survivors Are Calling on the US to End 'Legal Rape'
    Girls & Women

    Child Marriage Survivors Are Calling on the US to End 'Legal Rape'

    Oct. 25, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    New Jersey and Delaware banned child marriage just this year and were the first states to do so. Read more

  • Article: Yet Another Malaysian Teen Married Off to Man Nearly Three Times Her Age
    Girls & Women

    Yet Another Malaysian Teen Married Off to Man Nearly Three Times Her Age

    By Daniele Selby|Sept. 20, 2018

    Her father said he was driven by poverty to marry the 15-year-old off. Read more

  • Article: This Incredible Former Child Bride Persuaded Her Country to Ban Child Marriage
    PartnerGirls & Women

    This Incredible Former Child Bride Persuaded Her Country to Ban Child Marriage

    By Imogen Calderwood|Sept. 17, 2018|Girls Not Brides

    Ruvimbo Tsopodzi took her case all the way to the country’s highest court. Read more