This is a searchable library of publications, webinars, blog posts, and training manuals from the U.S. and around the world on the topic of forced marriage.
Interview – Audace Garnett
Sidonia Cannon, the Forced Marriage Initiative’s 2023 Intern, interviewed Audace Garnett, Safety Net Technology Safety Project Manager at the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV).
One-Pager: End Child Marriage in DC
This one-pager, updated on May 8, 2023, examines the reasons it is important for Washington DC to take action and end child marriage in the District.
U.S. States Fail to Protect Children’s Rights
Author: Human Rights Watch
Published: September 2022
A new interactive scorecard from Human Rights Watch assessed state laws across the country to see how well each state has done in implementing the standards set by the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The laws address four issues impacting children: child marriage, corporal punishment, child labor, and juvenile justice. No state received better than a “C” grade, and the United States remains the only country in the world that has not ratified the Convention. Read more.
Global Estimates of Modern Slavery: Forced Labour and Forced Marriage
Authors: International Labour Organization, Walk Free, and International Organization for Migration
Published: September, 2022
International organizations estimate that 50 million people were living in a form of modern slavery in 2021, including an estimated 22 million living in a forced marriage. These numbers are millions higher than the previous estimates done in 2017, a result of compounding global crises including the COVID-19 pandemic. Forced marriage impacts men and women in every region and country of the world. The authors recommend a comprehensive suite of policies to end forced marriage globally. Read more.
Panel Event: A New Vision for Addressing Forced Marriage in the United States
A panel of national experts discussed how the United States National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence addresses forced and child marriage. Panelists include:
- Alena Victor, Chief Program Officer, Womankind
- Grace Huang, Directory of Policy, API-GBV
- Shenna Morris, Director of Policy, NRCDV
- Dr. Nusrat Ameen, Senior Director, Daya
- Casey Swegman, Director of Public Policy, Tahirih Justice Center
Read the full Framework for Addressing Forced and Child Marriage in the U.S. National Action to End Gender Based Violence here.