Publications

An Introduction to Forced Marriage in the South Asian Community in the United States

Author: Debjani Roy, Manavi Occasional Paper No. 9

Publication: 2011

This publication examines the issue of forced marriage within South Asian communities in the United States.

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Shattering the Silence Surrounding Forced and Early Marriage in the United States

Author: Julia Alanen

Publication: Children’s Legal Rights Journal (May 8, 2012)

In this article, Julia Alanen of the Global Justice Initiative analyzes the causes and consequences of forced marriage in immigrant communities in the United States, and discusses actions to address this growing problem.

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

Author: Vidya Sri and Darakshan Raja

Publication: 2013

This report presents findings from interviews with service providers, advocates, students, and other groups on the topic of forced marriage in the United States and the forms of abuse witnessed as a result of this issue. The findings highlight numerous
challenges that victims, their support networks, and direct service providers face in responding and seeking remedies.

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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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