Tag : Early Marriage

Child Brides, Forced Marriage, and Partner Violence in America: Tip of an Iceberg Revealed

Author: Judith McFarlane, DrPH, RN; Angeles Nava, PhD; Heidi Gilroy, PhD; and John Maddoux, PhD

Publication: 2016

Researchers from Texas Women’s University conducted a 7-year study on 244 mothers who had reported intimate partner violence in the U.S. They based their survey questions on the 2011 Forced Marriage Initiative study, and found that 17% of respondents faced a forced marriage attempt, and among those respondents, 45% experienced the threat as a minor.

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Strengthening Efforts to Prevent and Eliminate Child, Early, and Forced Marriage: Challenges, Achievements, Best Practices and Implementation

Author: Council on Foreign Relations

Publication Date: September 25th, 2013

This article outlines the reasoning behind and the goals of resolution A/HRC/24/L.34, requesting a report to guide a panel discussion at the twenty-sixth session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, on the challenges, achievements, best practices, and implementation gaps for preventing and eliminating child marriage.

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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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Breaking Vows: Early and Forced Marriage and Girls’ Education

Author: Plan UK

Publication: 2011

This publication looks at the link between forced marriage and education for girls, the global impact of early and forced marriage, and the role of the UK government in addressing this issue.

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A girl’s right to say no to marriage

Author: Plan International

Publication: Plan Limited (2013)

This report outlines the underlying causes of child and early marriage, the effect these practices have on girls and their education, and provides recommendations on how to best address this issue.

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