Posts tagged "child marriage"

“The Girl Store” Campaign Sheds Light On India’s Child Marriage Problem

Today in India is a celebration called Akshaya Tritiya, a Hindu and Jain holy day which is marked by mass marriages. But human rights supporters in India, such as UNICEF, are using the day to draw attention to a less jubilant topic: child brides. Child marriage is officially illegal in India, but that hasn't stopped…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 24, 2012

Today’s Lady News: U.S. House Could Not Pass Anti-Child Marriage Bill

A bill to further protect girls around the world from child marriage failed to pass the House of Representatives yesterday, despite unanimously passing in the Senate. According to The Washington Post, some members of Congress had circulated memos urging people not to support the bill because it would "overturn pro-life laws." However, the words "abortion"…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 17, 2010