Maine Takes Step to Protect Children from Child Marriage
NewsJune 6th, 2023
Tahirih applauds the Maine legislators who have shown their commitment to addressing child marriage in the state for multiple years, and we look forward to supporting continued efforts to end child marriage in Maine.
2023 Policy Platform
NewsApril 26th, 2023
Tahirih’s policy work is rooted in our core values and in our promise theory of change. We work to advance policies and laws that enable immigrant survivors of gender-based violence to purse legal immigration status, live in safety, and fore their own paths.
The Tahirih Justice Center is prioritizing the following policy goals to immediately improve protections for immigrant survivors with simultaneously seeking long-term, systemic change.
Vermont Becomes 8th U.S. State to End Child Marriage
NewsApril 20th, 2023
Governor Phil Scott signed a law that ends child marriage in the state by raising the legal age for marriage to 18 without exceptions. This victory makes Vermont the 8th state to completely end child marriage and comes after years of advocacy by the sponsor, Rep. Carol Ode, and advocates in Vermont to ensure that children can no longer be coerced into marriage
As advocates push for child marriage bans, some states resist
NewsMarch 17th, 2023
The Washington Post reporter, Kimberly Kindy, interviewed Tahirih’s public policy experts on child marriage in U.S. You can read the full article here.
Wyoming Takes Steps to Limit Child Marriage
NewsFebruary 28th, 2023
After several years of efforts, Wyoming has taken action to protect children by limiting child marriage in the state. House Bill 7 does not ban child marriage but is an important first step toward ending child marriage in the state. Until this year, Wyoming had no minimum age under which minors could not be married and allowed older minors to marry with nothing more than parental permission.
New Report: U.S. Government Plays Critical Role in the Elimination of Child Marriage
NewsJanuary 26th, 2023
In Time to Lead: The Federal Government’s Role in Ending Child Marriage in the United States, Tahirih highlights the critical role of the federal government in our fight to end child marriage here at home.
New Report Compares Impact of Compromise Legislation To End Child Marriage in the U.S.
NewsJanuary 26th, 2023
In Comparing Compromises: Varying Impacts of Laws that Limit, But Do Not End Child Marriage, Tahirih analyzes data from states that have recently passed a reform to limit child marriage.