child marriage

child marriage

The Teenager Fighting Against Child Marriage in Bangladesh

Though her mother threatened to kill herself if she didn't marry at 13, Meghla managed to get out of it. Now, she helps to prevent other child marriages from happening.
Tim Geyer
7.18.18
child marriage

Woman Who Was Forced to Marry Her Rapist at 11 Is Trying to End Child Marriage

Because of legal loopholes, child marriage still exists in some states. This week, the Florida State passed a bill that would make it illegal to grant a marriage license to anyone under the age of 18.
Kimberly Lawson
2.1.18
assault

Men Are Finding Loopholes in US Law to Marry Children

According to a 2017 report, more than 200,000 children—some as young as 13—were married between 2000 and 2015 in the US.
Kimberly Lawson
8.30.17
Impact Equality

An Afghan Refugee Is Using Rap to Speak Out Against Child Marriage

20-year-old activist Sonita Alizadeh talks protest songs and beyond.
Alexis Chemblette
5.24.17
feminism

The Teens Going Door to Door to Stop Child Marriages

Child marriage is technically illegal in Bangladesh, but six in 10 girls are still married off before the age of 18. Now, teens across the country are adopting grassroots approaches to fight for their rights—and it's working.
Madeline Moitozo
3.30.17
activism

The 18-Year-Old Refugee Fighting to Keep Displaced Syrian Girls In School

Since the start of the Syrian civil war, the number of girls entering into child marriages has dramatically increased. Ever since she was forced to flee the country in 2013, Muzoon Almellehan has worked to fight that, launching a one-woman campaign to...
Gabby Bess
12.19.16
Impact

Highlighting the Harsh Realities Facing 1.1 Billion Girls

On the International Day of the Girl we highlight the actions of three extraordinary women who have championed female empowerment.
Katherine Keating
10.11.16
Impact

We Investigate Zambia's Damaging Child Marriage Practice Tonight on VICELAND

We follow a 14-year-old Zambian girl through a pre-wedding ritual before she's taken out of school and married off to a 48-year-old man on tonight's episode of 'WOMAN' on VICELAND.
VICE Staff
5.31.16
child marriage

The Life You Lose as a Child Bride in Guatemala

In Guatemala, 30 percent of girls are married by age 18. We spoke to an activist and a former child bride trying to change that.
Anna-Cat Brigida
11.25.15
News

One Senator Kept Child Marriage Alive in Nigeria Last Month

Thanks to a legal loophole, the average age of marriage for girls in Kebbi State, northern Nigeria, is 11 years old. The law is often manipulated and exploited for perverse ends, but it's rare that one forgotten detail in legislation can affect an...
Alexander Aplerku
8.8.13