Child Marriage

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. 

6/4/15

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.

2/3/15

CARE in The Los Angeles Times

In Nepal, boys as young as 7 are forced to marry.

Marrying off the young boys are common in poor, predominantly Hindu communities there. The reasons are just as complex as the consequences,

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.

10/9/14

International Day of the Girl: Wedding Dresses Instead of School Uniforms

Ahead of the International Day of the Girl on 11 October, CARE International warns that an increasing number of Syrian refugee parents are arranging marriages for their daughters due to economic hardship and concerns about the security and protection of their daughters in an unknown environment.

10/2/14

The Sad Hidden Plight of Child Grooms

The consequences of early marriage on young girls are well known, but millions of underage boys are also married off each year—and there is little research on their fates. Across the globe, millions of boys and girls are betrothed so young they spend the majority of their adolescence already marr

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