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May 24, 2024

Child Marriage
Women This Week: Activists End Effort to Carry out Mass Wedding Involving Child Brides in Nigeria

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers May 18 to May 24.  

A group of girls stand near the Shehu of Borno's palace on the eve of the Eid- Al Fitr festival in Maiduguri, Nigeria

March 25, 2024

China’s Marriage Rate Bounces Back After Covid—But Only Temporarily

An uptick in the number of new marriages in 2023 is likely a only temporary blip rather than a long-term change from China's steady transition to a rapidly aging society.

A couple holding marriage certificates poses for a photo outside a registry office of marriage in Beijing, China.

December 18, 2013

Women and Women's Rights
Child Marriage

Child marriage remains widespread in developing countries, disproportionately affecting girls and endangering their lives and livelihoods. Rooted in cultural tradition and poverty, the practice not o…

March 13, 2023

United States
It’s Time to End Child Marriage in the United States

Child marriage remains legal in most U.S. States. Before it can curb this harmful practice abroad, the U.S. must first end it at home.

Child Marraige

March 27, 2023

U.S. Detention of Child Migrants

Tens of thousands of unaccompanied children have been arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border each year, sparking debate over how to respond. How is the Joe Biden administration handling it?

A young girl carries a child inside an immigrant holding area. Barbed wire and other people frame the photo.