#Forced Marriage

  • Article: To End Slavery, 10,000 People Must Be Freed Daily for 10 Years, Report Says
    Citizenship

    To End Slavery, 10,000 People Must Be Freed Daily for 10 Years, Report Says

    July 17, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Forced labor is considered legal or a minor offense in close to 100 countries. Read more

  • 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: Southeast Asia Urged to Improve Women's Rights to Stop Bride Trafficking
    Girls & Women

    Southeast Asia Urged to Improve Women's Rights to Stop Bride Trafficking

    June 25, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    More than 1,100 trafficked women were rescued in China in 2018. 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: I Ran Away From Home to Escape a Forced Marriage. After My Sister Died, I Fought to Change the Law in Britain.
    Girls & Women

    I Ran Away From Home to Escape a Forced Marriage. After My Sister Died, I Fought to Change the Law ...

    By James Hitchings-Hales|April 23, 2019

    Jasvinder Sanghera CBE has spent the last 25 years helping survivors just like her. Read more

  • Article: I Survived FGM at Age 5 and Forced Marriage at 13. Now I'm a Supermodel, Author, and Activist.
    OpinionGirls & Women

    I Survived FGM at Age 5 and Forced Marriage at 13. Now I'm a Supermodel, Author, and Activist.

    April 3, 2019

    Waris Dirie writes for Global Citizen about her life fighting female genital mutilation. Read more

  • Article: Cambodia and China Can't Stop 'Bride Trafficking' Without More Funding, Activists Say
    Girls & Women

    Cambodia and China Can't Stop 'Bride Trafficking' Without More Funding, Activists Say

    April 1, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Thousands of Cambodian women are living in forced marriages in China. Read more