Author: Rachel Vogelstein, Council on Foreign Relations
Publication: May 2013
This report examines the issue of child marriage globally and argues that the effects of this practice are harmful not only to girls, but also to families, communities, and economies, as well as to U.S. interests around the globe.
Author: Debjani Roy, Manavi Occasional Paper No. 9
This publication examines the issue of forced marriage within South Asian communities 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.
Author: Vidya Sri and Darakshan Raja
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.
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.