PubsMarch 24th, 2017
This backgrounder provides statistics on Maryland’s child marriage problem and urges legislators to support HB 799 / SB 861.
PubsMarch 6th, 2017
Tahirih submitted written testimony to the Connecticut General Assembly in support of HB 5442, a bill to end child marriage in Connecticut.
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.
PubsDecember 1st, 2016
This report on a June 2016 national consultation on the criminalization of forced marriage details advocates’ diverse perspectives on the potential risks and benefits of making forced marriage a criminal offense.
PubsNovember 18th, 2016
This chart, which was developed by the Tahirih Justice Center with pro bono assistance from Hogan Lovells US LLP, serves as a resource for understanding the state legal regimes that permit child marriages to happen in the United States.
PubsNovember 8th, 2016
Read this backgrounder to learn more about child marriage in the United States and the laws that allow it to persist.
PubsJuly 1st, 2016
This backgrounder provides guidance on how best to leverage the new Virginia law to protect children from child marriage.