Laws in 43 U.S. states allow marriage before 18. According to statistics from Unchained At Last, nearly 300,000 children — some as young as 10 — were married in the U.S. between 2000 and 2018.
Together we can end it
Unchained At Last and Equality Now have convened a National Coalition to End Child Marriage in the United States that brings together organizations and individuals working toward passage of federal legislation to help end child marriage in the U.S.
What are we calling for?
The mission of the Coalition is to end marriage below the age of 18 within the United States and to repeal loopholes and exceptions that may promote child marriage. The Coalition pushes for federal policy and legal reform to help end child marriage, or marriage before age 18, in the United States.
American Medical Women’s Association
Break The Silence
Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network
Girls Not Brides
Illinois Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Association
Katie Poirier Legislative Coalition for Victim’s Rights
Knots: A Forced Marriage Story
Lawyers for Good Government
National Association of Social Workers
National Center for Lesbian Rights
Post Mormon Ladies Group
Respect Our Health LLC
Social Work in Progress
Soroptimist International of the Americas
St Francis Justice & Peace Group
Stella’s Girls, Inc.
Students Against Child Marriage
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP Network)
The Shafilea Ahmed Forum
Veterans Against Pedophilia
Women’s March LA
Worker’s Justice Center of New York
April Lynn Olinger
April S. Kelley
Asuma J. Jalloh
Beth Ann Bird
Billie Jean Ove
Delma P. Rojas
Denée Michele Lambert
Dew (Donna) Winegarner
Dr. Trevicia Williams
Marilyn K. Smith
Samantha Nicole Butler
Sasha K. Taylor
Shana Lee Klinge
Sheila Marie Cooper