9/28/2017 Unchained’s work wins international award Posted October 2, 2017 by Fraidy Reiss


Unchained’s work to end child marriage in America just won a prestigious international award: the 2017 TrustLaw Impact Award.

The award, presented by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, honored Unchained’s work – in partnership with the law firm White & Case – to eliminate a human-rights abuse that many are shocked to learn still happens in the United States. The Impact Award recognizes projects around the world that demonstrate significant impact for an NGO or social enterprise, its community and beyond. Unchained’s founder and executive director, Fraidy Reiss, along with White & Case’s Jacqui MacLennan, gratefully accepted the award in London.

“We at Unchained are deeply honored to receive this international recognition,” Reiss said later. “This award helps shine a giant spotlight on the problem of child marriage in America and helps us move closer to solving it.”

Some 150 people attended the awards ceremony and watched this short film about Unchained’s campaign to end child marriage in America.

Photo Credits: Thomson Reuters Foundation, Fraidy Reiss