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.

Abusive International Marriages: Hmong Advocates Organizing in Wisconsin

Author: Chic Dabby-Chinoy in partnership with Wisconsin Refugee Family Strengthening Project

Publication: 2012

This report provides an analysis of what the authors have termed “abusive international marriages” in the Hmong community living in the United States. The authors also outline action steps for cultural change and present a collective vision of change and collective action.

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Forced Marriage in Immigrant Communities in the United States: 2011 National Survey Results

Author: Tahirih Justice Center
Publication: 2011
This study provides an overview of the nature and scope of forced marriage in the United States. 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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Arranged and Forced Marriage in the Orthodox Jewish Community

This webinar features Fraidy Reiss, arranged/forced marriage survivor and founder of Unchained At Last, a New York area non-profit that supports women leaving arranged/forced marriages in the United States. In this webinar Fraidy provides an overview of how arranged/forced marriage manifests in the U.S. Orthodox Jewish community, and discusses the ways that Unchained At Last provides assistance to survivors from this and other communities.


This webinar was presented as part of the Forced Marriage Initiative’s Quarterly Webinar Series on April 7th, 2014.

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

This webinar features Vidya Sri, founder of Gangashakti and Policy Fellow at Harvard University’s Carr Center for Human Rights, and Darakshan Raja. In this webinar Vidya and Darakshan discuss their recent research on forced marriage in the United States, with a special focus on the experiences of survivors in South Asian immigrant communities.


This webinar was first presented as part of the Forced Marriage Initiative’s Quarterly Webinar Series on February 20th, 2014.


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Lessons for the US from UK Experiences with Forced Marriage Protection Orders and Abusive Transnational Marriages

This webinar features Anne-Marie Hutchinson, partner at Dawson Cornwell Solicitors in London and one of England’s leading family lawyers representing potential victims and threatened victims of female genital mutilation, honour based violence, and forced marriage. In this webinar Anne-Marie provides an overview of forced marriage in the UK including statistics from the Forced Marriage Unit, as well as a dissection of the criminalization debate.  She also provides analysis of the issue of abandoned spouses as well as the utility and effectiveness of the UK forced marriage protection order.


This webinar was presented as part of the Forced Marriage Initiative’s Quarterly Webinar Series on November 13th, 2013.


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