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Posts tagged Child Marriage
  • Maryland Should Ban Child Marriage

    News

    February 3rd, 2022

    Tahirih’s Senior Public Policy Associate, Alex Goyette, wrote an opinion piece for the Baltimore Sun. The commentary elevates the importance of passing legislation to end child marriage in Maryland. 

  • Reducing instances of child marriage in Maryland “It’s well past time for Maryland to take action on this issue.”

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    January 25th, 2022

    Tahirih’s Director of Public Policy, Casey Swegman, was interviewed by ABC Baltimore about the importance of banning child marriage and fixing state laws that perpetuate the issue. Tahirih hopes that Maryland’s legislative session will move forward with a bill that heads in the right direction to ending child marriage. 

  • Mariela: Voces de Sobrevivientes

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    November 16th, 2021

    Mariela is a survivor of forced marriage and domestic violence. She is currently seeking an appeal on her asylum case.

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    Success Stories

    November 16th, 2021

    “Single mothers who share my story deserve a chance to rebuild their lives and provide a safer future for their children.”

  • R. Kelly’s Trial Speaks to Flawed Child Marriage Laws in the U.S.

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    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.

  • Addressing Forced Marriage at Any Age Requires Comprehensive Solutions

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    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 […]

  • Forced Marriage Affects All of Us

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    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.