Tag : Forced and Early Marriage
Author: Tahirih Justice Center
Publication: January, 2020
Updated: May, 2020
Making Progress, But Still Falling Short outlines what more needs to be done to end child marriage in America both at the state and federal level. It contains the latest analysis on all twenty-five states that have recently enacted laws to end or limit child marriage, calling out features that make them strong or weak.
The report serves as a complement to our Child Marriage in the U.S.: Survivor Story Compilation that was released in January 2020, in which 20 survivor voices are featured to provide a window into the many ways that children can be forced and coerced into marriage in modern-day America.
This report was updated to reflect legislative changes made prior to May 13, 2020. Any versions dated January, 2020 will be out of date.