Category : United States

Is Forced Marriage a Problem in the United States? Intergenerational Conflict over Marital Choice Among College Students at the City University of New York from Middle Eastern, North African, and South Asian Migrant Families

Author: Anthony Marcus (John Jay College of Criminal Justice) in partnership with the AHA Foundation

Publication: 2015

Drawing on interviews from a purposive sample of 100 City University of New York students, this study documents the presence of intergenerational conflict over honor, sexuality, and marital choice within MENASA migrant communities with the goal of assessing whether forced marriage is a problem in the United States.

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Preventing Forced Marriage in the United States: Tip Sheet for Educators

Author: Tahirih Justice Center

This two page document is geared towards education professionals (teachers, counselors, school liaison officers, etc.) and contains guidance and resources for recognizing and responding to individuals facing forced marriage.

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Region: United States
Category : Resources
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Forced Marriage Fact Sheet

Author: Tahirih Justice Center

This document provides a basic definition of forced marriage and facts about forced marriage in the United States.

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Region: United States
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Criminal Laws Address Forced Marriage in the United States

Author: Tahirih Justice Center

Publication: July 2013

This document provides an overview of state laws that address forced marriage in the United States, including California, Washington, DC, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, Oklahoma, Virginia, Virgin Islands, and West Virginia.

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Forced Marriage 101

This webinar features Heather Heiman and Casey Swegman from the Forced Marriage Initiative at the Tahirih Justice Center. The webinar presents an overview of the nature and scope of forced marriage in the United States, as well as a discussion of the complex social and cultural dynamics and the unique challenges of problem-solving and safety-planning in such cases. The webinar also provides guidance on how to better screen for and identify potential warning signs and indicators of forced marriage within the populations you serve and best practices for providing culturally responsive services.

 

 

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