Publications ArchivePublication Tag: Child Marriage
Updated Appendices to “Falling Through the Cracks: How Laws Allow Child Marriage to Happen in Today’s America”
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”. The fundamental analysis in the report remains current, but the first two appendices to this report have been replaced by new “scorecards” on states’ minimum marriage age laws (updated as of July 1, 2019), to reflect changes that many states have made to their minimum marriage age laws through June 2019.
Tahirih Statement on Georgia Child Marriage Law
The Tahirih Justice Center 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. The legislation also contains other key measures to prevent abuse and exploitation in the guise of marriage.
Gender-Based Violence One Pager
Gender-based violence affects millions of individuals around the world. We explain this form of violence and its different forms in this one pager.
Tahirih Statement on USCIS Report on Child Marriage
The Tahirih Justice Center is deeply concerned by the data in the new report released by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services titled “How the U.S. Immigration System Encourages Child Marriages”. Tahirih is particularly alarmed by the number of U.S. minors who apparently successfully petitioned for foreign spouses despite a law already in place that should prevent these marriages.
Policy Advocacy to End Child Marriage in the U.S.
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.
Tahirih Testimony in Support of Delaware Child Marriage Legislation
The Tahirih Justice Center submitted this testimony for a hearing in Delaware’s Senate Elections and Government Affairs Committee on HB 337, a bill to end child marriage in the state.
Protect Kentucky’s Children From Forced Marriage and Other Harms of Child Marriage
This fact sheet provides information on the ways Kentucky’s current minimum marriage age laws put children at risk and the extent of Kentucky’s child marriage problem. The Tahirih Justice Center is working to end child marriage in Kentucky and across the country.