CHILD MARRIAGE NEWS ARCHIVE

*Updated 9/8/2021

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Sep 6, 2021 | Philippines | House OKs bill banning child marriaged

Aug 26, 2021 | Afghanistan | Taliban ‘going door to door for child brides and subjecting women to rape gangs’

Aug 16, 2021 | Bangladesh | Penalising victims of child marriage isn’t the right way to go

Aug 11, 2021 | India | ‘Balika Vadhu 2,’ a Story of Child Marriage, Was Inspired by True Incident, Says Writer Purnendu Shekhar

Aug 4, 2021 | Bangladesh | Jailed over child marriage: 2 minors released from law enforces’ custody

Aug 3, 2021 | Nigeria | Women Coalition Demands End To Gender-Based Violence, Child Marriage In Anambra 

Jul 31, 2021 | Bangladesh | A Cost-Benefit Analysis Can’t Capture the Social Justice Aspect of Scholarships

Jul 31, 2021 | Bangladesh | Coronavirus child brides: Bangladesh teens forced into marriage during pandemic downturn

Jul 30, 2021 | India | Child Marriages on Rise After COVID-19 in West Bengal

Jul 30, 2021 | Bangladesh | A global initiative to end child marriage in Bangladesh

Jul 29, 2021 | India | How to stop child marriage, the aggravated form of trafficking

Jul 28, 2021 | Bangladesh | Resist child marriage

Jul 27, 2021 | United Kingdom | Social worker ‘attended wedding of terrified girl, 15, to her abuser’: Carers turned a blind eye when teenage grooming victim was forced into Islamic marriage, damning report reveals

Jul 19, 2021 | India | Child marriages on the rise in Guntur district

Jul 18, 2021 | United Kingdom | Nicola Sturgeon urged to shut loophole on child brides

Jul 17, 2021 | Pakistan| Child marriage yet to be curbed

Jul 14, 2021 | Africa | New Pledges to End Child Marriage in Francophone Africa

Jul 13, 2021 | Bangladesh | Pandemic drives up child marriage in  Bagladesh, puts education dreams on hold

Jul 13, 2021 | Ghana | ‘Adopt PASS project modules to stem child marriage in Northern Region’

Jul 13, 2021 | India | ‘We can do anything’: the Indian girls’ movement fighting child marriage

Jul 10, 2021 | India | Assam: Nine arrested for arranging child marriage in Barpeta district

Jul 10, 2021 | India | Farmer, two women held for marriage in Tirupur

Jul 9, 2021 | Indonesia | Child marriages see three-fold rise in Indonesia in 2020

Jul 9, 2021 | Ghana | Organisation embarks on door-to-door to end child marriage

Jul 9, 2021 | India | Nearly 4,000 Odisha villages free of child marriage now

Jul 8, 2021 | India | WECD to conduct awareness campaign against child marriages

Jul 8, 2021 | India | Child marriage cases on the rise

Jul 7, 2021 | India | A 9-year-old stalked and married an adult on Pehredaar Piya Ki. Wahiyat Wednesday

Jul 7, 2021 | Africa |  Pandemic could be increasing underage marriages among migrants: Save the Children

Jul 7, 2021 | Uganda | Tororo Passes Law to End Child Marriage

Jul 7, 2021 | Ghana | Assemblyman calls for concerted efforts to end child marriage

Jul 7, 2021 | Pakistan | ‘Registration of nikah should be mandatory to prevent child marriage’

Jul 6, 2021 | India | Minor married off in Rajasthan’s Dholpur, officials feign ignorance despite being alerted

Jul 6, 2021 | Bangladesh | Curbing child marriage in pandemic: Removing darkness of ignorance with light of education

Jul 6, 2021 | Mozambique | Community Leaders Become Allies in Ending Child Marriage in Mozambique

Jul 5, 2021 | Africa | Child marriage and domestic violence: what was found in 16 African countries

Jul 5, 2021 | India | Rajasthan aims to end child marriage using communication

Jul 4, 2021 | India | Odisha registers sharp rise in prevention of child marriages

Jul 3, 2021 | India | Uttar Pradesh: Day after marrying girl he eloped with, boy, 18, arrested for ‘forced’ conversion

Jul 3, 2021 | India | Punjab: Runaway couple in trouble as girl found to be minor

Jul 3, 2021 | Iran | Thirteen-Year-Old Married Girl Dies During Childbirth In Iran

Jul 3, 2021 | India | Malerkotla man in soup for marrying minor girl

Jul 2, 2021 | India | Family refuses to marry off minor girl, ostracised by village near city

Jul 2, 2021 | India | Tamil Nadu: Five booked for child marriage in Manapparai

Jul 1, 2021 | South Africa | Rape latest: Pastor and gran face charges for child marriage

Jun 30, 2021 | Canada | Prime Minister announces measures to advance gender equality worldwide

Jun 30, 2021 | Tanzania | Engage Youth in Fight Against Child Marriages-CDC

Jun 30, 2021 | India | In Just One Year, IAS Officer Saves 176 Kids From Child Marriage Amid COVID-19

Jun 29, 2021 | Africa | Ending child marriage and female genital mutilation in Eastern and Southern Africa: Case studies of promising practices from across the region | UNICEF

Jun 28, 2021 | India | Orphans in Odisha face child marriage risk, Nabarangpur on alert | Prashant Sahu

Jun 25, 2021 | Syria | Syrian refugee girls face ‘dangerous’ child marriage trend, says charity | Maya Gebeily

Jun 19, 2021 | Asia | Child marriages increase during pandemic due to struggling economic conditions, report says | Tasha Wibawa

Jun 15, 2021 | Pakistan | Balochistan cabinet to approve Early Child Marriage Restraint Act | Daily Times

Jun 14, 2021 | World | Signs of Hope in Fight Against Child Marriage | Heather Barr

Jun 13, 2021 | India | To eradicate menace, consider declaring child marriage void: High Court | Saurabh Malik

Jun 11, 2021 | United Kingdom | Government pledges to raise legal age of marriage to 18 in England and Wales | Hannah Summers

Jun 11, 2021 | India | ‘Can’t afford wedding in normal times’: Why child marriages have surged in MP amid pandemic | Fatima Khan

Jun 10, 2021 | India | Cop marries minor, child rights activists allege delay in arrest | Sahaya Novinston Lobo

Jun 7, 2021 | COVID-19’s impact on families in Telangana: 143 children orphaned, child marriages on the rise | Ravi Sharma

Jun 7, 2021 | Covid distress quadrupled child marriages in Maharashtra’s largest district | Tanishka Sodhi, Diksha Munjal, Prateek GoyalJun 3, 2021 | Philippine | The ordeal of child brides | Rep. Edcel C. Lagman 

Jun 3, 2021 | India | 3 Ways To Prevent Child Marriages By Bringing A Change In The Community’s Mindset | India Development Review in Child Rights

Jun 3, 2021 | Malawi | Lexington filmmaker documents fight against forced marriage in Malawi | Katie Ellington

Jun 3, 2021 | Philippine | The ordeal of child brides | Rep. Edcel C. Lagman 

Jun 3, 2021 | Philippine | House panel approves historic bill prohibiting child marriages | Nestor Corrales 

Apr 20, 2021 | Nigeria | Nigeria: Reclaiming Girlhood – Early Marriage a Challenging Public Health Dilemma in Nigeria | Nigeria Health Watch (Abuja)

March 8, 2021 | Canada | 10 million girls at risk of child marriage due to COVID-19: UNICEF | Brooklyn Neustaeter

Jun 3, 2021 | Philippine | The ordeal of child brides | Rep. Edcel C. Lagman 

Jun 3, 2021 | Philippine | House panel approves historic bill prohibiting child marriages | Nestor Corrales 

Apr 20, 2021 | Nigeria | Nigeria: Reclaiming Girlhood – Early Marriage a Challenging Public Health Dilemma in Nigeria | Nigeria Health Watch (Abuja) 

Mar 8, 2021 | World | 10 million girls at risk of child marriage due to COVID-19: UNICEF | Brooklyn Neustaeter

Feb 17, 2021 | Indonesia | Child Marriage in Indonesia: An Iceberg Phenomenon Driven by Patriarchal Society and Poverty | Lengga Pradipta

Feb 17, 2021 | World | A Practitioner’s Guide to the Ethical Conduct of Research on Child Marriage in Humanitarian Settings | Women’s Refugee Commission 

Jan 22, 2021 | Africa | Africa: Over a million at risk of adolescent pregnancy in 2020 alone | Adama Tine

Jan 8, 2021 | Canada | Child marriage is legal and persists across Canada News | Shirley Cardeas

Jan 7, 2021 | Zimbabwe | Zimbabwean teen teaches taekwondo to fight child marriage | Farai Mutsaka

Jan 1, 2021 | Dominican Republic | Dominican Republic bans child marriage | Jennifer Leighfield

Dec 22, 2020 | India | Natural disasters causing economic destruction can increase child marriages – study | Kairvy Grewal

Dec 21, 2020 | Bangladesh | The Impact of COVID-19 on Child Marriage and Other Gender-Based Violence | Saeda Billkis Bani

Dec 10, 2020 | Kenya | How Covid-19’s Social Effects Hurt Girls in Kenya | New York Times

Nov 9, 2020 | Senate passes on third reading bill declaring child marriage illegal | CNN Philippines Staff

Nov 5, 2020 | India | Child Marriages Are Up In The Pandemic. Here’s How India Tries To Stop Them | Sushmita Pathak & Lauren Frayer

Nov 3, 2020 | Pakistan | Another Girl, Another Abduction, Another Forced Conversion, Another Child Marriage | Dr. Ewelina U. Ochab

Oct 12, 2020 | Africa | COVID Fuels Surge in Sexual Violence, Child Marriage | NDT Bureau

Oct 9, 2020 | World | Child marriage: the unspoken consequence of COVID-19 | Nelsy Affoum & Isabel Santagostino Reecavarren

Oct 9, 2020 | World | For every 130 girls or women on the planet, one is a modern slave | Walk Free

Oct 8, 2020 | South Asia | Child Marriage in Humanitarian Settings in South Asia: Study Results from Bangladesh and Nepal | End Child Marriage by UNFPA and UNICEF

Oct 7, 2020 | World | Pandemic Raises Risks of FGM, Child Marriage, and Son Preference Worldwide | Alice Taylor

Oct 6, 2020 | United Kingdom | Lawmakers urged to ban child marriage in Britain | Emma Batha

Oct 1, 2020 | World | Coronavirus risks ‘greatest surge in child marriages in 25 years’ | BBC

Sep 3, 2020 | Somalia | ‘A race against time’: the new law putting Somalia’s children at risk of marriage | Moulid Hujale

Aug 26, 2020 | Malawi | Malawi traditional leader orders chiefs to dissolve lockdown child marriages | Charles Pensulo

Aug 12, 2020 | Kenya | Kenya Is Trying to End Child Marriage. But Climate Change Is Putting More Young Girls at Risk | Neha Wadekar

Jul 20, 2020 | Ghana | 52 Communities in Ghana Are Now Officially Child Marriage-Free | Leah Rodriguez

Jun 13, 2020 | India | India Reviews Woman’s Legal Marriage Age In India. What Could Be Its Impact? | Rudrani Gupta

Jun 3, 2020 | World | As COVID Shuts Schools, Girls Marry Out of Poverty  | Natalie Seo

Jun 1, 2020 | Africa | ‘Many girls have been cut’: how global school closures left children at risk | Harriet Grant

Apr 6, 2020 | World | COVID-19 and child, early and forced marriage: An agenda for action | Girls Not Brides

Jun 21, 2018 | Sudan | The 11-year-old girl divorcing her 38-year-old husband | Nima Elbagir and Eliza Mackintosh, CNN

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