Interview: the women campaigning to end child marriage in the United States

Foto: Unchained at Last Hartz

En el tiempo que has tardado en leer este artículo 55 niñas menores de 18 años se han casado

Cada año, 12 millones de niñas se casan antes de los 18 años.

Es decir, 23 niñas cada minuto

Casi 1 cada 3 segundos

About the authors

Fraidy Reiss

Fraidy Reiss is the Founder and Executive Director of Unchained at Last, a U.S. non-profit dedicated to helping women and girls leave or avoid arranged/forced marriage. Fraidy was 19 when her family arranged for her to marry a man who turned out to be violent. Defying her husband and community, Fraidy graduated from college, became a journalist and eventually divorced her husband, winning full custody of their two children.

Jeanne Smoot

Jeanne Smoot is the Senior Counsel for Policy and Strategy at the Tahirih Justice Center, a U.S. based non-profit organised serving individuals fleeing violence. Jeanne is principally focused on leading the development of legal and policy proposals to address forced marriage in the United States.

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