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Publication Category: General Resources
  • Protecting Children in Texas from Forced Marriage and Other Harms of Child Marriage: Proposed Legislative Reforms

    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. SB 1705 / HB 3932 is a commonsense, bipartisan bill that sets the legal minimum marriage age at 18, with an exception for minors emancipated by court order. Read our backgrounder to learn more about the child marriage problem in Texas, how the current laws fail to prioritize child protection, and how this bill addresses the problem.

  • Spanish Translation: Summary of January 25 and 27 Executive Actions

    This is the Spanish translation of Tahirih’s memo on the provisions of the three executive orders relating to immigration signed by President Trump that are anticipated to have the most significant, negative impact on survivors of gender-based violence.

  • Spanish Translation of Executive Orders on Immigration Signed January 25 and 27, 2017

    The Tahirih Justice Center has translated into Spanish the three executive orders relating to immigration signed by President Trump on January 25 and 27, 2017. These executive orders are “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements,” “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” and “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.”

  • Summary of January 25 and January 27, 2017 Executive Actions

    • Publication Date: February 02, 2017
    • Author: Tahirih Justice Center
    • Publication Categories: General Resources

    This memo explains the provisions of the three executive orders relating to immigration signed by President Trump that are anticipated to have the most significant, negative impact on the ability of survivors of gender-based violence to access the protections they need and merit under existing U.S. law.

  • Understanding State Statutes on Minimum Marriage Age and Exceptions

    The chart that can be accessed at the “download” button below, updated August 26, 2021, serves as a resource for understanding the state legal regimes that permit child marriages to happen in the United States. It is an eye-opening compilation of the actual text of all 50 states’ laws on minimum marriage age and exceptions that among other things, highlights how many states set which age “floors” for marriage.

    For 50-state appendices with detailed “scorecards” on features of states’ minimum marriage age laws, updated as of August 26, 2021, click here.

    For a 50-state analysis of the alarming disconnect between minimum marriage ages, age of majority, and statutory rape laws, updated as of August 1, 2020, click here.

  • 2016 Bighearted Campaign Toolkit

    Being bighearted is easy! This toolkit contains everything you need to know to raise funds for women and girls.

  • Child Marriage in the United States: A Serious Problem With a Simple First-Step Solution

    Child marriage remains a serious problem in present-day America that has devastating, lifelong consequences. Read this backgrounder to learn more about the prevalence of child marriage in the United States, the laws that allow it to persist, and the ways in which it denies young people the opportunity to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.