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.
NewsJuly 13th, 2018
The governor of Missouri signed piece of legislation which bans marriage under the age of 16.
NewsMay 18th, 2018
Lawmakers in Utah are pushing to raise the legal marriage age to 18.
NewsMay 17th, 2018
Delaware is the first state in the United States to ban marriage under the age of 18.
NewsMay 10th, 2018
Delaware Governor John Carney has signed into law a bill that sets the state’s minimum age of marriage at 18. With this law, Delaware is the first state in the nation to limit marriage to individuals age 18 or older, no exceptions.
NewsMarch 29th, 2018
Across the country, we’ve seen tremendous growth in the movement to protect girls from the risks and harms of child marriage. Learn more about recent legislative victories in Kentucky and Florida.