#Forced Marriage

  • Feature: Child Marriages Happen in the US, Too. Here’s Everything You Need to Know.

    Child Marriages Happen in the US, Too. Here’s Everything You Need to Know.

    By Daniele Selby|Sept. 3, 2019

    Child marriage disproportionately affects girls and is still legal in some form in 48 states. Read more

  • Article: Tanzania Ruled Child Marriage Illegal 3 Years Ago. Now It's Trying to Reinstate It.

    Tanzania Ruled Child Marriage Illegal 3 Years Ago. Now It's Trying to Reinstate It.

    By Daniele Selby|July 26, 2019

    Activists are fighting to ensure the ban remains in place and is finally enforced. Read more

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

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

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|July 17, 2019

    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

    Police Defend the Low Rate of Forced Marriage Prosecutions in the UK

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|July 16, 2019

    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

    South Sudan Court Annuls Child Marriage of 16-Year-Old in Landmark Case

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|July 10, 2019

    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

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

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|June 25, 2019

    More than 1,100 trafficked women were rescued in China in 2018. Read more

  • Article: Forced Marriage Reports in UK Reach Record High

    Forced Marriage Reports in UK Reach Record High

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|May 24, 2019

    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.

    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