The problem?

Laws in 44 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.


Steering Committee

Sara Tasneem, Child marriage survivor and advocate 

Coalition Members

Break The Silence

Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network


Ekahi Aloha

Girls Not Brides

Illinois Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Association

Katie Poirier Legislative Coalition for Victim’s Rights

K-mor Ministries

Knots: A Forced Marriage Story

LifeWay Network

Mainstay REdefined

Post Mormon Ladies Group

Reality of a Desi Girl

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)

SWLA Abolitionists

The Shafilea Ahmed Forum


Uniquely Different

Veterans Against Pedophilia

Women’s March LA

Worker’s Justice Center of New York

Survivor Members

Aliya Abbas

Angie Sparks

April Lynn Olinger

April S. Kelley

Asuma J. Jalloh

Beth Ann Bird

Billie Jean Ove

Bonnie Randall

Brandy Bissell

Brandy Kirkpatrick

Brigitte Combs

Christina Roskovich

Christy Parrott

Davinder Kaur

Dawn Bernice Tyree

Debbie Bolyard-Holub

Delma P. Rojas

Dena Hassouneh

Denée Michele Lambert

Dew (Donna) Winegarner

Dr. Trevicia Williams

Evelyn Lane

Genevieve Meyer

Hasana Chaudry

Hufsa Chaudry

Jamie Estermyer

Jasmine West

Judith Edwards

Karlie Blackmore

Kathryn Clark

Marilyn K. Smith

Meghan Gillespie

Michelle DeMello

Mila Krambo

Naila Amin

Olga Muhammad

Patricia Abatemarco

Rebecca Hurst

Roda Osman

Romy Morgan

Safia Mahjebin

Sara Tasneem

Sasha K. Taylor

Sherry Johnson

Sheila Marie Cooper

Tammi Burt

Tammy Monteiro

Terry Rosensteil

Zondria Weems