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December 10, 2021

Human Rights
Marriage Equality: Global Comparisons

A growing number of countries are legalizing same-sex marriage amid a steady advance in rights for LGBTQ+ people, but opposition remains strong in many countries.

Two young women sitting in ornate white chairs and holding hands surrounded by members of the media.

December 10, 2021

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Marriage Equality Becomes Law in Chile

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 December 4 to December 10. 

Chile's government palace is illuminated with the LGBT flag colours after the Senate approved a same-sex marriage bill in Santiago, Chile, December 7, 2021.

March 30, 2021

Japan
Japanese Court Puts Same-Sex Marriage on the Nation’s Agenda

Erin Gallagher is a research associate for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.   On March 17, three couples in Hokkaido won a landmark case in the Sapporo District Court. Thousan…

Plaintiffs' lawyers and supporters show a banner stating the ruling found the government measures unconstitutional, after a district court ruled on the legality of same-sex marriages outside Sapporo District Court

June 8, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
A Decrease in Child Marriage is Good for Everyone

New data from UNICEF indicates that 25 million child marriages were averted over the last decade, proving that child marriage is not an intractable problem. Despite good news, progress has been uneve…

Omayma al Hushan, 14, who launched an initiative against child marriage among Syrian refugees, speaks at a school in Al Zaatari refugee camp.

October 14, 2020

Women and Women's Rights
International Day of the Girl Child

This post was compiled by Haydn Welch, research associate in the Women and Foreign Policy program.  This past Sunday, people around the world celebrated the annual International Day of the Girl Ch…

A crowd of girls in Chandigarh, India celebrate International Day of the Girl Child in 2015

January 7, 2014

Human Rights
Teaching Notes: Child Marriage

Teaching Notes for CFR's InfoGuide on Child Marriage; examining the threat child marriage poses both to the prosperity and stability of the countries.

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November 25, 2013

Religion
Ending the Practice of Child Marriage

Rachel Vogelstein, CFR's fellow for women and foreign policy, and Ruth Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service, discuss ending the practice of child marriage at the American Academy of …

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August 4, 2015

Americas
Child Marriage in Latin America

Over the past decade, world leaders and practitioners alike have increasingly recognized that the practice of child marriage undermines development and stability. This is especially true in regions l…

Flower girls wait next to the bride's carriage before a wedding ceremony on Paqueta island in Rio de Janeiro

January 2, 2014

Human Rights
Child Marriage and Religion

Last month, academics, advocates, and religious leaders gathered at an event organized by the Council on Foreign Relations during the American Academy of Religion conference to discuss the relationsh…

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December 18, 2013

Human Rights
Video: Why Child Marriage Persists

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…

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