➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Forced Marriage of Children Happens in America, Too
Truth Dig – January 25, 2017
Between 2009 and 2011, at least 3,000 girls and young women from 47 U.S. states were forced into marriage-including many under the age of 18. The data come from a survey conducted by the Tahirih Justice Center, a nongovernmental organization that provides pro bono legal services for abused immigrant women and girls in the United States.