Heartbeats – The Izzat Project
Author: Pomegranate Tree Group
Publication: 2012 (1st Edition); 2014 (2nd Edition)
This graphic novel tells the stories of South Asian women from a diversity of cultural and religious backgrounds who encounter resistance from their families for how women choose to live their lives. The stories address challenges of expectations women face when they move away from home, choose partners of their own, come to terms with their sexuality and discuss sexual abuse, and find their own understanding of spirituality and religious beliefs.
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.
Core Elements of Legislation on Forced and Child Marriage
Authors: Cheryl Thomas, Rosalyn Park, Mary Ellingen, Mary C. Ellison, Beatriz Menanteau, & Laura Young
Publication: The Advocates for Human Rights (May 2011)
This document outlines the necessary core elements for any type of legislation addressing violence against women and girls, with a section devoted to legislation related to forced and child marriage.
International and Domestic Law and Policy on Forced and Child Marriage
Authors: The Advocates for Human Rights
This short article looks at various international and domestic laws addressing the issue of forced and child marriage.
Ending Child Marriage: What will it take?
Author: Girls Not Brides
Publication: August 2013
This report provides a broad overview of the causes and consequences of child marriage, potential strategies to address the issue, and factors to consider when assessing where investment is needed and where change is most feasible.