PubsMay 13th, 2020
Making Progress, But Still Falling Short outlines what more needs to be done to end child marriage in America both at the state and federal level. It contains the latest analysis […]
PubsMay 8th, 2020
Child marriage remains a serious problem in present-day America. Since 2000, well over 200,000 minors were married, most of them girls married to adult men. Children lack the rights and […]
Updated Appendices to “Falling Through the Cracks: How Laws Allow Child Marriage to Happen in Today’s America”
PubsJuly 5th, 2019
These appendices accompany the Tahirih Justice Center’s 2017 report, “Falling Through the Cracks: How Laws Allow Child Marriage to Happen in Today’s America,” which was the first comprehensive analysis of provisions in all 50 states and Washington, DC that leave children more vulnerable to forced marriage and the harms of early marriage.
PubsJune 6th, 2019
Tahirih celebrates the passage of a new law in Georgia limiting marriage to adults age 18 or older, with a narrow exception only for 17-year-old minors that have been emancipated after a special proceeding before a juvenile court.
PubsMay 9th, 2019
What is gender-based violence? What are the forms of it? We answer these questions about gender-based violence, which is a cause and consequence of gender inequality, in this one pager.
PubsJanuary 15th, 2019
Tahirih is shocked by the data provided in a new report by USCIS on the number of visa petition approvals involving child brides.
PubsDecember 20th, 2018
The Tahirih Justice Center is proud to help lead the campaign to end child marriage across the nation, working with survivor advocates to change antiquated state laws that fail to protect children from abuse and coercion. This document provides an overview of state legislative reforms made to date, and progress still needed.