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Publication Tag: Child Marriage
  • Making Progress, But Still Falling Short: A Report on the Movement to End Child Marriage in America

    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 on all twenty-one states that have recently enacted laws to end or limit child marriage, calling out features that make them strong or weak.

    The report serves as a complement to our Child Marriage in the U.S.: Survivor Story Compilation that was released in January 2020, in which 20 survivor voices are featured to provide a window into the many ways that children can be forced and coerced into marriage in modern-day America.

  • 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 The fundamental analysis in the report remains current, but the first two appendices to this report have been replaced by new “scorecards” on states’ minimum marriage age laws (updated as of July 1, 2019), to reflect changes that many states have made to their minimum marriage age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.