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July 2020

Webinar: Forced & Child Marriage in Refugee Communities – Balancing Mandates & Supporting Individuals at Risk

July 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Forced and child marriage are significant problems in the United States, impacting individuals from diverse backgrounds and presenting unique challenges for refugee resettlement agencies and other service providers. The reasons for forced and child marriage are complex and varied – families may view marriage as a way to prevent children from becoming “too Westernized,” protect familial reputation or honor, ensure economic security, or help extended family to immigrate. Whatever the rationale, victims often face severe and sustained harm including emotional…

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