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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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December 2019

Webinar: Spotting the Signs of Forced Marriage – Tips for Hotline Advocates

December 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Forced marriage is a significant, yet hidden, problem in the United States that impacts individuals of every socio-economic status, ethnic, religious and cultural background. More often than not, forced marriage is just one part of a spectrum of other harms that an individual who is forced to marry may face in their lifetime. In fact, forced marriage can often lurk behind the issues that first present themselves including mental health concerns, physical and psychological abuse, sexual assault and rape. Minors…

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April 2020

Webinar: Spotting Signs of Forced & Child Marriage & Human Trafficking – The Role of Marriage Officiants in the U.S.

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Marriage officiants may confront forced marriage, child marriage or human trafficking in the course of their routine business. This free, one-hour webinar will help you recognize red flags and provide guidance so you are prepared with an appropriate response. Forced and child marriage are significant, yet hidden, problems in the United States that impact women and girls from every socio-economic status, ethnic and religious background. Victims often face physical and psychological abuse, rape, denial of education and opportunity and minors…

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POSTPONED Webinar: Physical and Mental Health Impacts of Forced & Child Marriage in the United States

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

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. This webinar, co-presented by Tahirih Justice Center and Arab American Family Services, will provide an overview of the nature and scope of child and forced marriage in the United States and go in depth on the short and long term physical and mental health impacts on survivors. The goal…

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