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June 2016

North American Refugee Health Conference

June 14, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls Niagara Falls, United States

On June 14th Casey Swegman of Tahirih Justice Center's Forced Marriage Initiative will present a featured workshop - The Incidence and Impact of Forced Marriage Among Immigrant Communities in the United States: Five Years of Research and Innovative Interventions - at the North American Refugee Health Conference. The audience includes refugee resettlement agency staff, nurses, nurse practitioners, allied health workers, mental health workers, public health specialists, family physicians, and primary care providers.

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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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Upcoming Event in New Jersey: Chain-In 2016

July 26, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Newark Penn Station, 1 Raymond Plaza W & Market Street
Newark, NJ 07102 United States
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Join Unchained At Last and partners in protesting child marriage and forced marriage in New Jersey and across the US. Unchained At Last is holding an event to rally supporters, survivors and activists around the issues of child and forced marriage in New Jersey and across the United States. Come to the Chain-In and join Tahirih Justice Center’s Forced Marriage Initiative and others who will stand outside Newark Penn Station wearing bridal gowns and veils, with arms chained and mouths taped, to send a powerful message to legislators: Pass A3091, the bill to end child…

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September 2016

PBS NewsHour Two Part Series on Forced Marriage – Night 1

September 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tahirih's Forced Marriage Initiative will be featured on a 2-part PBS NewsHour special shedding light on the issue of forced marriage in the United States.

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PBS NewsHour Two Part Series on Forced Marriage – Night 2

September 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tahirih's Forced Marriage Initiative will be featured on a 2-part PBS NewsHour special shedding light on the issue of forced marriage in the United States.

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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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October 2017

Training for Montgomery County DHHS

October 24, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Forced Marriage in the United States Forced marriage is a significant, yet hidden, problem. Victims often face physical and psychological abuse, rape and denial of education and opportunity. A 2011 Tahirih Justice Center survey identified 3,000 cases over two years. Presenting complex risks including multiple perpetrators and victims, travel overseas, and extreme isolation and control, minors face significant legal limitations preventing them from accessing services, leaving home, or seeking protection orders. This training will equip service providers with an understanding…

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June 2018

Girls Not Brides Global Meeting

June 25, 2018 - June 27, 2018

In June 2018, Girls Not Brides will convene the largest ever meeting of advocates committed to ending child marriage around the globe. The Global Meeting is a unique opportunity to connect, learn, be inspired, and achieve the common goal of allowing every girl, everywhere, to fulfill her potential.

We are thrilled that Casey Carter Swegman, Program Manager for Tahirih's Forced Marriage Initiative, has been sponsored to attend this year’s meeting and will represent Tahirih’s pioneering work to end child marriage in the U.S. and strengthen protections for those at risk.

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September 2019

Opening Our Doors to Survivors of Forced Marriage

September 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Attending NCADV's 2019 Conference on Domestic Violence? The Tahirih Justice Center and Futures Without Violence invite you to attend Opening Our Doors to Survivors of Forced Marriage, an intensive pre-conference session on Forced Marriage in the United States.   The session will take place on September 16, from 10am to 12pm in Washington, DC.   For more information and to register now, click here.

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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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