NewsJune 19th, 2017
This Slate article recognizes Tahirih’s work to write the law to end child marriage in Texas.
NewsJune 16th, 2017
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed into law a bill to limit marriage to legal adults. Tahirih is proud to have helped draft and advance this bill through the legislative process.
NewsJune 15th, 2017
Tahirih Senior Counsel for Policy and Strategy Jeanne Smoot discussed the need for Senate Bill 1705 to raise the minimum age of marriage in Texas.
NewsMay 26th, 2017
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof cited the work of Tahirih’s Forced Marriage Initiative in this op-ed on child marriage in the U.S.
NewsMay 19th, 2017
Tahirih’s Senior Counsel for Policy and Strategy spoke with Texas Public Radio about child marriage in Texas and how new legislation would protect Texas’ children.
NewsMay 15th, 2017
This Stateline article on the movement to end child marriage in the U.S. features the stories of child marriage survivor advocates and reveals how state laws allow the abuse and exploitation of minors.
NewsMay 12th, 2017
Tahirih is concerned that HB 5442, a bill setting new conditions for the issuance of marriage licenses to minors in Connecticut, does not include several critical safeguards to help protect them from abuse.