Publications

Ending Child Marriage – How Elevating the Status of Girls Advances U.S. Foreign Policy Objectives

Author: Rachel Vogelstein, Council on Foreign Relations

Publication: May 2013

This report examines the issue of child marriage globally and argues that the effects of this practice are harmful not only to girls, but also to families, communities, and economies, as well as to U.S. interests around the globe.

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An Introduction to Forced Marriage in the South Asian Community in the United States

Author: Debjani Roy, Manavi Occasional Paper No. 9

Publication: 2011

This publication examines the issue of forced marriage within South Asian communities in the United States.

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Shattering the Silence Surrounding Forced and Early Marriage in the United States

Author: Julia Alanen

Publication: Children’s Legal Rights Journal (May 8, 2012)

In this article, Julia Alanen of the Global Justice Initiative analyzes the causes and consequences of forced marriage in immigrant communities in the United States, and discusses actions to address this growing problem.

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Voices from the Frontline: Addressing Forced Marriage Within the United States

Author: Vidya Sri and Darakshan Raja

Publication: 2013

This report presents findings from interviews with service providers, advocates, students, and other groups on the topic of forced marriage in the United States and the forms of abuse witnessed as a result of this issue. The findings highlight numerous
challenges that victims, their support networks, and direct service providers face in responding and seeking remedies.

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A Closer Look at Forced and Early Marriage in African Immigrant Communities in New York City

Author: Sauti Yetu

Publication: Sauti Yetu Occasional Report, Vol. 3, 2012

This report looks at young girls’ experiences with forced and early marriages within African immigrant communities in New York.

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