This Tahirih Justice Center report is the first comprehensive analysis of provisions in all 50 states and Washington, DC that leave children more vulnerable to forced and early marriage. The report provides state lawmakers and advocates in the United States with the information they need to pass laws that more effectively protect children from the harms of child marriage.

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Honoring Our Heartbeats: The IZZAT Project

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by Tahirih Justice Center

August 2017

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