#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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    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