Married at 3, divorced at 8? Early marriage should not be an option for any young girl–no matter where she lives.
With over 35 million homeless children in India, and shelters for only 36,000 of them, children’s lives can be precariously balanced and sexual abuse is widespread. But even those living at home are not always safe.
We know what works to increase age of marriage in communities where child marriage is common. So why are so few Republicans backing legislation to support those development programs?
When authorities removed 413 children in danger of sexual abuse from the Yearning for Zion ranch this month, it became clear that here in the US, child marriage is a result of brainwashing and indoctrination.