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CHILD MARRIAGE
Human Rights and Child Abuse in the U.S.

300,000 Children were married between 2000 and 2018  

Mostly Young Girls married to Adult Men

Marriage before the age of 18 is legal in 44 out of the 50 states

650 Million 

Young girls and Women alive today, were married before the age of  18

60,000 

of the married minors, a sex crime of statutory rape, should have been considered because of the spousal age difference 

12 Million 

The total number of girls married in childhood Globally per year

44 of 50 

States in the U.S., child marriage is legal under the age of 18

 

300,000 

The number of minors under 18, who were legally married in the U.S.

9 States 

CA, MA, MI, MS, NM, OK, WA, WV, and WY do not set any age floor.