Happy International Women’s Day.
To celebrate, Chelsea Clinton and Fraidy Reiss (Founder/Executive Director, Unchained At Last) co-authored an op-ed in Refinery29 calling out legislators and even some feminists for their refusal to end child marriage. Check it out.
We’re grateful to count Chelsea as an ally in our fight against child marriage in the U.S.
Ending Child Marriage in the United States
Marriage before 18 remains legal in 48 U.S. states. Unchained’s groundbreaking research revealed that an estimated quarter-million children, at least as young as 12, were married in the U.S. between 2000 and 2010. Almost all were girls married to adult men.
We are working to pass legislation in every state to eliminate the exceptions that allow children to marry. Unchained At Last already helped to pass legislation in New Jersey and Delaware and is working to help pass bills pending in another 12 states.