Webinars

How Forced Marriage Intersects with Other Forms of Abuse in the United States

This webinar, originally presented as part of the Forced Marriage Initiative’s Quarterly Webinar Series, provides an overview of the current body of research highlighting the ways in which forced marriage intersects with child abuse, sexual assault and rape, domestic and family violence, stalking, female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), and human trafficking. It discusses effective intervention strategies and best practice and prepares advocates to recognize and respond to forced marriage alongside other forms of harm.

 

This webinar was first presented as part of the Forced Marriage Initiative’s Quarterly Webinar Series on March 25th, 2016.

 

 

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Youth Agency and the Culture of Law: A Canadian Curriculum on Forced Marriage

This webinar will cover the early development and design of the curriculum as well as the process of consultation with teachers and the NGO community in refining and finalizing the content. Progress with implementation and teacher reception will be shared as well as reflections on the impact of the newly passed Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices legislation on the curriculum.

This webinar was first presented as part of the Forced Marriage Initiative’s Quarterly Webinar Series on December 14th, 2015.

 

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Redefining Valid Choice

This webinar features Rebecca Musser, survivor and founder of the Claim Red Foundation and a highly sought after speaker and author of the book “The Witness Wore Red”, a personal account of her struggle to escape a forced marriage within the FLDS (Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’) and her journey as a key witness in the trials which sought to bring FLDS leaders to justice. During this webinar, Rebecca explores how miseducation, misinformation, and psychological grooming can affect a person’s ability to give valid consent and what we can do to educate and empower individuals.

This webinar was first presented as part of the Forced Marriage Initiative’s Quarterly Webinar Series on June 26th, 2016.

 

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Forced Marriage 101

This webinar features Heather Heiman and Casey Swegman from the Forced Marriage Initiative at the Tahirih Justice Center. The webinar presents an overview of the nature and scope of forced marriage in the United States, as well as a discussion of the complex social and cultural dynamics and the unique challenges of problem-solving and safety-planning in such cases. The webinar also provides guidance on how to better screen for and identify potential warning signs and indicators of forced marriage within the populations you serve and best practices for providing culturally responsive services.

 

 

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Checking Our Footprints: Addressing Forced Marriage Situations in Current Caseloads and Outreach Activities

This webinar features Bushra Husain and Sayoni Maitra from Sanctuary for Families and Jamal Alsarraj from the Arab American Family Support Center. The webinar provides an overview on how to identify and respond to forced marriage situations in your current caseloads and outreach work. The presenters revisit commonly accepted definitions of “forced marriage,” “arranged marriage,” and “love marriage,” and explore shifting dynamics in intimate partner relationships in existing legal and social services cases. The webinar also covers best practices for addressing forced marriage situations that occur alongside or arise in the context of other forms of violence, such as domestic violence, trafficking, sexual assault, and crimes against LGBTQ persons.
This webinar was first presented as part of the Forced Marriage Initiative’s Quarterly Webinar Series on February 26th, 2015.

 

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