United Nations Children’s Fund
Too Young to Say ‘I Do’
This summer, Virginia lawmakers passed a law preventing anyone under the age of 16 from marrying in the state. Some would call this progress, but advocates fighting to end child marriage in the United States see it as a sobering reminder that adults can legally marry children in all 50 states.
Striving to Find Foster Parents in America’s Largest Muslim Community
Nuzhat Jawed is a Muslim woman who moved from Pakistan to Sterling Heights, Mich., a suburb of Detroit. She has two adopted children, both Muslim, and has acted as a foster parent for dozens more, both Muslim and non-Muslim.