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Ending Child Marriage in America and Abroad

Child marriage disproportionately impacts girls, depriving them of their education, health, and safety. Children under the age of 18 can still be married in 48 states in the US.
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People Impacted
$ 1.6T
Potential Funding
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Nature and Context

In most states, a person is not legally considered an adult until age 18, which not only means they can’t rent a car or open a bank account on their own, they also can’t hire an attorney and file for divorce. Legislation in various states provides loopholes for children to enter into marriage underage — but not to leave it. Removing these sort of loopholes and ensuring access to legal and medical advice can help eliminate this sort of abuse.

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