##LeveltheLaw

  • Feature: 'I Was Not His Equal Partner': What It's Like to Be a Child Bride in Massachusetts

    'I Was Not His Equal Partner': What It's Like to Be a Child Bride in Massachusetts

    By Daniele Selby|Sept. 6, 2019

    Tammy Monteiro was married at 16 in Massachusetts. Marriage before 18 is still legal there today. Read more

  • 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: How Women Are Shut Out of the Global Workforce

    How Women Are Shut Out of the Global Workforce

    By Daniele Selby|Sept. 2, 2019

    Advancing gender equality and empowering women could add $12 trillion to the global economy. Read more

  • Article: Bangladesh Rules Women Will No Longer Be Required to Declare Virginity on Marriage Certificate

    Bangladesh Rules Women Will No Longer Be Required to Declare Virginity on Marriage Certificate

    Aug. 27, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Women will now simply have to choose from unmarried, widowed, or divorced — as will men. 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: UN Urges Countries to End Marital Rape and Close Legal Loopholes

    UN Urges Countries to End Marital Rape and Close Legal Loopholes

    June 26, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    A dozen countries also allow rapists to avoid prosecution by marrying their victims. 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: Sexual Harassment Is Now Illegal in the Country of Georgia

    Sexual Harassment Is Now Illegal in the Country of Georgia

    By Sushmita Roy|May 9, 2019

    The law change came after a wave of activism. Read more