Maryland will become a ‘destination for the exploitation of girls’ if underage marriage laws aren’t changed, advocates say
NewsMarch 12th, 2020
WUSA9 highlights Maryland’s efforts to improve protections for women and girls at risk of child marriage and related harms in Maryland. The article features Tahirih Senior Counsel for Public Policy […]
NewsJanuary 31st, 2020
Indiana passed a law raising the minimum marriage age to 18, with an expectation for 17-year olds under special circumstances. The Journal Gazette quotes Tahirih Senior Counsel for Policy and […]
NewsMay 6th, 2019
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed into law a bill ending child marriage in Georgia!
NewsApril 19th, 2019
Tahirih is disappointed that for the fourth year in a row, Maryland’s legislature ended its session without passing legislation to fix the state’s child marriage problem.
NewsMarch 26th, 2019
The Atlanta Journal Constitution quoted Tahirih Senior Counsel for Policy and Strategy Jeanne Smoot about the harmful consequences of child marriage and the bill addressing the issue in Georgia.
NewsOctober 25th, 2018
Tahirih’s Senior Counsel for Policy and Strategy, Jeanne Smoot, was quoted in Reuters about how the publicized data and survivor stories of child marriage are helping the public understand the […]
NewsOctober 16th, 2018
Jeanne Smoot, Tahirih’s Counsel for Policy and Strategy, wrote a letter to the editor of the Washington Post about the need to change laws that allow underage marriage to happen in the U.S.