NewsDecember 5th, 2017
Tahirih’s Forced Marriage Initiative has released thirteen new reports on forced marriage overseas, which were developed in partnership with Mayer Brown and Caterpillar, Inc.
PubsSeptember 20th, 2017
This resource provides a detailed overview of existing state based criminal laws against forced marriage in the U.S.
NewsJune 21st, 2017
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill to reform minimum marriage age laws to raise the age “floor” to 17 and put in judicial safeguards against forced marriage. Tahirih was honored to attend the bill signing in Albany.
NewsMay 19th, 2017
Tahirih’s Senior Counsel for Policy and Strategy spoke with Texas Public Radio about child marriage in Texas and how new legislation would protect Texas’ children.
NewsFebruary 14th, 2017
Nearly 40,000 children under age 18 were married in the state of Texas between 2000-2014. Those are some of the highest child marriage numbers in the nation.
Protecting Children in Texas from Forced Marriage and Other Harms of Child Marriage: Proposed Legislative Reforms
PubsFebruary 13th, 2017
Forced and child marriage in Texas is a serious problem with a simple, first-step solution — ensuring that only legal adults empowered to advocate for themselves can enter the legal contract and potentially lifelong commitment that marriage entails. Read our backgrounder to learn more about the child marriage problem in Texas, how the current laws fail to prioritize child protection, and Tahirih’s recommendations to address the problem.
Tahirih Releases National Consultation Summary Report: Should Forced Marriage be Criminalized in the United States?
NewsDecember 2nd, 2016
Tahirih’s report details advocates’ perspectives on the potential risks and benefits of making forced marriage a criminal offense in the U.S.