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.

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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