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June 2020

POSTPONED Webinar: International Safety Planning – Supporting Survivors Facing Imminent Travel and Transnational Abandonment

June 30

This webinar has been postponed to allow FMI staff to shift focus onto mission-critical work in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. A new date and time will be posted when possible.  Individuals at risk and survivors of forced marriage face significant safety risks including the threat of being taken, and in some cases abandoned, overseas. Providing effective advocacy in such cases requires advanced and creative risk assessment, safety planning, long term emotional support and coordination with agencies not often involved…

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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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