Resources

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.

Forced Marriage Protection Orders

Author: HM Courts and Tribunal Services (United Kingdom)

Publication: 2013

This brief guide describes how a UK Forced Marriage Protection Order (FMPO) can help someone facing or fleeing a forced marriage and explains the procedures for obtaining an FMPO.

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Working Together to Safeguard Children: A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children

Author: HM Government (United Kingdom)

Publication: March 2013

This document provides a guide to the legislative requirements and expectations on individual services in the UK to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; and a clear framework for Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) to monitor the effectiveness of local services. This guide contains three subsections on forced marriage.

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Child, Early and Forced Marriage: A Multi-Country Study

Author: Women Living Under Muslim Laws

Publication: December 15th, 2013

This study provides an in-depth look at child, early, and forced marriage in multiple countries in South Asia and Africa, including Afghanistan, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, and North Sudan.

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Child Marriage in South Asia: International and Constitutional Legal Standards and Jurisprudence for Promoting Accountability and Change

Author: The Center for Reproductive Rights

Publication: 2013

This report focuses on the issue of child marriage in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, and outlines government obligations to be accountable for such abuses.

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European Parliment Resolution 1458 – Forced Marriages and Child Marriages

Author: Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly

Publication: Resolution 1468 (October 5, 2005)

This one page document outlines the the European Parliamentary Assembly’s stance on the issue of forced and child marriages and details their recommended steps for action.

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