#Forced Marriage

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

    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

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

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|April 1, 2019

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

  • Feature: London Fashion Week Just Took a Stand on FGM and Women's Reproductive Rights

    London Fashion Week Just Took a Stand on FGM and Women's Reproductive Rights

    By Imogen Calderwood|Feb. 19, 2019

    What does a fashion show inspired by 25 years of reproductive rights look like? We went to find out. Read more

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

    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

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

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Jan. 10, 2019

    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

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

    By James Hitchings-Hales  and  Carmen Singer|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

    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

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

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Nov. 13, 2018

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