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June 2015

National Forced Marriage Webinar

June 26, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
National Webinar

This webinar is part of the National Network to Prevent Forced Marriage quarterly webinar series and will be presented by Rebecca Musser from the Claim Red Foundation. Stay tuned for more details!

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December 2015

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

December 14, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
National Webinar

Canada’s Youth Agency and the Culture of the Law curriculum (available in Arabic, English, French, Punjabi, & Urdu) aims to help students explore the legal concepts of “age of majority”, “minimum marriage age” and “guardianship” in Canada. It is in this legal context that the curriculum introduces the concepts of “forced marriage” and “emancipation” as particular problems for students to consider. 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.

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July 2016

Webinar – Legal Responses to Forced Marriage in the UK: Reflections from Justice System Professionals

July 15, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
National Webinar

As the United States begins to consider potential justice system responses to forced marriage, it is critical that we examine the experiences of other countries that have taken steps to address forced marriage through new laws and legal tools. During this live webinar, a panel of expert legal professionals from the United Kingdom will provide background on the UK process (including two national consultations in 2005 and 2011-2012) which led to the creation of a civil forced marriage protection order (FMPO)…

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November 2016

National Webinar – Who’s Speaking Up, or Falling Silent? Reflections From Advocates and Helplines on the Impact of Forced Marriage Criminalization in the U.K.

November 15, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Webinar

The United Kingdom and the United States share a domestic human rights problem — every year, thousands of individuals living within their borders are at risk of being forced into marriages they do not want, by families that use coercive tactics that can include severe emotional abuse as well as physical abuse or threats. But the governments’ responses in the two countries look very different. The U.S. is just beginning to recognize the problem, and to consider enacting laws to…

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