Child Marriage


CARE Applauds U.S. Government Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls

New strategy will empower girls by helping prevent the harmful practice of child marriage



Child Marriage Trumps Girls’ Education in 26 Countries, CARE Finds in Report

“Vows of Poverty” report identifies countries where more girls marry before age 18 than enroll in secondary school; CARE calls for greater support of adolescent girls to mark International Day of the Girl.


Child Grooms of Nepal Forced to be Dads Too Soon, CARE Finds in Father’s Day Report

Boys married as young as 7 suffer trauma, now growing into key allies against child marriage. 


Upworthy: In Nepal, Young Boys are Turning into Husbands

Upworthy dubbed CARE’s Child Grooms of Nepal Report “fascinating,” in a recent article.  The author shared Pannilal Yadev’s story, a former child groom who was married at 8 years


Eldest Son’s Burden: Cycle of Early Marriage Continues for Child Grooms

Mathura Dhobi remembers his wedding day as a joyous, festive occasion. A band was playing. Everyone was dancing.

Mathura sat on a wooden stool during the ceremony, next to his bride, who was wearing a yellow sari. He’s not sure what they said to each other, if anything.


Huffington Post: Why 13-Years-Olds Shouldn't Be Married

Kiran Kochar McCabe offered a unique perspective on the problem of child marriage around the world in a Huffington Post blog.


Los Angeles Times: Nepal’s Child Grooms Suffer in Physical, Emotional Ways

Gita Kumari Shah, a monitoring officer with CARE, was quoted in a Los Angeles Times story that reported on child grooms in Nepal.  The story also mentioned CARE’s work of trying to change attitudes t


CARE Celebrates UN General Assembly’s Resolution on Child, Early and Forced Marriage

Historic resolution aims to combat child marriage around the world