Child Marriage

10/5/15

Child Marriage Trumps Girls’ Education in 26 Countries, CARE Finds in Report

“Vows of Poverty” report identifies countries where more girls marry before age 18 than enroll in secondary school; CARE calls for greater support of adolescent girls to mark International Day of the Girl.

6/15/15

Child Grooms of Nepal Forced to be Dads Too Soon, CARE Finds in Father’s Day Report

Boys married as young as 7 suffer trauma, now growing into key allies against child marriage. 

6/15/15

Upworthy: In Nepal, Young Boys are Turning into Husbands

Upworthy dubbed CARE’s Child Grooms of Nepal Report “fascinating,” in a recent article.  The author shared Pannilal Yadev’s story, a former child groom who was married at 8 years

6/4/15

Eldest Son’s Burden: Cycle of Early Marriage Continues for Child Grooms

Mathura Dhobi remembers his wedding day as a joyous, festive occasion. A band was playing. Everyone was dancing.

Mathura sat on a wooden stool during the ceremony, next to his bride, who was wearing a yellow sari. He’s not sure what they said to each other, if anything.

5/11/15

Huffington Post: Why 13-Years-Olds Shouldn't Be Married

Kiran Kochar McCabe offered a unique perspective on the problem of child marriage around the world in a Huffington Post blog.

1/27/15

Los Angeles Times: Nepal’s Child Grooms Suffer in Physical, Emotional Ways

Gita Kumari Shah, a monitoring officer with CARE, was quoted in a Los Angeles Times story that reported on child grooms in Nepal.  The story also mentioned CARE’s work of trying to change attitudes t

12/1/14

CARE Celebrates UN General Assembly’s Resolution on Child, Early and Forced Marriage

Historic resolution aims to combat child marriage around the world

11/25/14

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence: Join CARE in Advocating for Women's Rights

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign to raise awareness about gender-based violence around the world.

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