Category : Forced Marriage

Forced Marriage in Immigrant Communities – Two Page Summary of Tahirih Justice Center Report

Author: Tahirih Justice Center
Publication: 2011
This two page summary of the 2011 Tahirih Justice Center survey on forced marriage in the United States provides an overview of the nature and scope of forced marriage in the U.S. Key findings illustrate that forced marriage is a serious problem in the United States with as many as 3000 cases of forced marriage identified over a two year period and service providers in 47 states having encountered cases.

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Redefining Valid Choice

This webinar features Rebecca Musser, survivor and founder of the Claim Red Foundation and a highly sought after speaker and author of the book “The Witness Wore Red”, a personal account of her struggle to escape a forced marriage within the FLDS (Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’) and her journey as a key witness in the trials which sought to bring FLDS leaders to justice. During this webinar, Rebecca explores how miseducation, misinformation, and psychological grooming can affect a person’s ability to give valid consent and what we can do to educate and empower individuals.

This webinar was first presented as part of the Forced Marriage Initiative’s Quarterly Webinar Series on June 26th, 2016.

 

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I Carry the Name of my Parents’: Young People’s Reflections on FGM and Forced Marriage

Author: Create Youth Network – Joanne Hemmings, PhD (Options) & and Saria Khalifa (FORWARD)

Publication: November, 2013

This report presents the results of three Participatory Ethnographic Evaluation Research (PEER) studies, carried out as part of the CREATE Youth-Net project, which aims to safeguard young people in three European countries (the United Kingdom, Portugal and the Netherlands) from harmful practices, in particular Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage. A total of 82 respondents took part and interviews covered a range of themes, including migration experiences, gender and social norms, notions of cultural identity, and harmful practices including
FGM and forced marriage.

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Is Forced Marriage a Problem in the United States? Intergenerational Conflict over Marital Choice Among College Students at the City University of New York from Middle Eastern, North African, and South Asian Migrant Families

Author: Anthony Marcus (John Jay College of Criminal Justice) in partnership with the AHA Foundation

Publication: 2015

Drawing on interviews from a purposive sample of 100 City University of New York students, this study documents the presence of intergenerational conflict over honor, sexuality, and marital choice within MENASA migrant communities with the goal of assessing whether forced marriage is a problem in the United States.

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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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