Laws in 48 U.S. states allow marriage before 18.According to statistics from Unchained at Last, some 248,000 children as young as 12 were married in the U.S. between 2000 and 2010. Therefore, 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 doing about it?
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.
Michelle Anderson, Child marriage survivor and activist
Dawn Tyree, Child marriage survivor and activist
Nicholas L. Syrett, Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas
Sara Tasneem, Child marriage survivor and advocate