June 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.
June 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.
May 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.
May 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.
May 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.
May 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.
April 25th, 2017
A former client of Tahirih’s Forced Marriage Initiative shared her powerful story with the New York Times Upfront to raise awareness about child marriage in the U.S.