Tag : End Forced Marriage

Protecting Children in Texas from Forced Marriage and Other Harms of Child Marriage: Proposed Legislative Reforms

Author: Tahirih Justice Center

Publication: February 13th, 2017

Forced and child marriage in Texas is a serious problem with a simple, first-step solution — ensuring that only legal adults empowered to advocate for themselves can enter the legal contract and potentially lifelong commitment that marriage entails. SB 1705 / HB 3932 is a commonsense, bipartisan bill that sets the legal minimum marriage age at 18, with an exception for minors emancipated by court order. Read our backgrounder to learn more about the child marriage problem in Texas, how the current laws fail to prioritize child protection, and how this bill addresses the problem.

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Ending Forced Marriage

Author: Max Wind-Cowie, Phillida Cheetham, & Thomas Gregory – Demos

Publication: 2012

This report gives an overview of forced marriage, as well as UK and international initiatives to address the issue, and provides policy recommendations for the UK government.

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