#Forced Marriage

  • 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

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

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

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Oct. 25, 2018

    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

    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

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

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

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

  • Article: The UK and US Just Signed a Major Pledge to Crack Down on FGM

    The UK and US Just Signed a Major Pledge to Crack Down on FGM

    By Imogen Calderwood|Sept. 7, 2018

    A British survivor warned schoolgirls are being pressured into FGM in the playground. Read more

  • Article: The End of China's Two-Child Policy Could Help Curb Human Trafficking

    The End of China's Two-Child Policy Could Help Curb Human Trafficking

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Aug. 29, 2018

    Women have been trafficked from Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Laos and sold as brides. Read more

  • Article: Sudan Teen Faces Renewed Threat of Death Penalty for Stabbing Rapist Husband

    Sudan Teen Faces Renewed Threat of Death Penalty for Stabbing Rapist Husband

    By Joanna Prisco|Aug. 24, 2018

    The girl’s appeal has been suspiciously withdrawn, according to Equality Now. Read more

  • Article: Young Gay Britons Are Getting Married Just to Avoid Abuse

    Young Gay Britons Are Getting Married Just to Avoid Abuse

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Aug. 24, 2018

    Coming out in some cultures in the UK can lead to forced marriage, disownment, expulsion and abuse. Read more