Interview: the women campaigning to end child marriage in the United States

Photo: Unchained at Last Hartz

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About the authors

Fraidy Reiss

Fraidy Reiss is the Founder and Executive Director of Unchained at Last, a U.S. non-profit dedicated to helping women and girls leave or avoid arranged/forced marriage. Fraidy was 19 when her family arranged for her to marry a man who turned out to be violent. Defying her husband and community, Fraidy graduated from college, became a journalist and eventually divorced her husband, winning full custody of their two children.

Jeanne Smoot

Jeanne Smoot is the Senior Counsel for Policy and Strategy at the Tahirih Justice Center, a U.S. based non-profit organised serving individuals fleeing violence. Jeanne is principally focused on leading the development of legal and policy proposals to address forced marriage in the United States.

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