WUSA9 highlights Maryland’s efforts to improve protections for women and girls at risk of child marriage and related harms in Maryland. The article features Tahirih Senior Counsel for Public Policy and Strategy, Jeanne Smoot, and survivor advocate, Sasha Taylor, as they detail the harms of child marriage and the long-term effects on young girls.
Survivor advocate, Sasha Taylor shares,
I still cannot believe I’m writing a statement about laws that should not even exist…I think there comes a point where a human being has just had enough…I don’t know where the strength comes from. But there comes a point where you’ve just had enough.
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