November 16th, 2021
Mariela is a survivor of forced marriage and domestic violence. She is currently seeking an appeal on her asylum case.
October 4th, 2021
Tahirih’s Force Marriage Initiative team wrote an op-ed published in Teen Vogue that explains how R&B star Aaliyah was able to be married to R. Kelly when she was just 15 years old.
Read the full article here.
August 31st, 2021
We’ve been hearing a lot about child marriage in the news lately and the importance of ending this harmful human rights abuse wherever it occurs, including right here in the […]
June 30th, 2021
As advocates working to end forced marriage in the United States, we are very familiar with the many misconceptions about the issue. Even among other anti-violence advocates, forced marriage remains under-recognized and poorly understood.
April 30th, 2020
The Independent spoke to Tahirih Senior Counsel for Policy and Strategy, Jeanne Smoot, on how girls and young women continue to be at-risk for child marriage due to weak state […]
Maryland will become a ‘destination for the exploitation of girls’ if underage marriage laws aren’t changed, advocates sayMarch 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 […]
March 9th, 2020
The StarTribune reported on Minnesota’s push to pass child marriage reforms, citing the Tahirih Justice Center’s research on the effects of child marriage in the article. The consequences of underage […]