Category : United States
Checking Our Footprints: Addressing Forced Marriage Situations in Current Caseloads and Outreach Activities
This webinar features Bushra Husain and Sayoni Maitra from Sanctuary for Families and Jamal Alsarraj from the Arab American Family Support Center. The webinar provides an overview on how to identify and respond to forced marriage situations in your current caseloads and outreach work. The presenters revisit commonly accepted definitions of “forced marriage,” “arranged marriage,” and “love marriage,” and explore shifting dynamics in intimate partner relationships in existing legal and social services cases. The webinar also covers best practices for addressing forced marriage situations that occur alongside or arise in the context of other forms of violence, such as domestic violence, trafficking, sexual assault, and crimes against LGBTQ persons.
This webinar was first presented as part of the Forced Marriage Initiative’s Quarterly Webinar Series on February 26th, 2015.
Author: U.S. Department of State
Publication: February 27th, 2005
This section of the U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs Manual outlines the U.S. response to citizens facing or fleeing forced marriage overseas.
Author: Rachel Vogelstein, Council on Foreign Relations
Publication: May 2013
This report examines the issue of child marriage globally and argues that the effects of this practice are harmful not only to girls, but also to families, communities, and economies, as well as to U.S. interests around the globe.
Author: Julia Alanen, Global Justice Initiative
This chart provides a guide to the legal age of consent to marry, the legal age to marry with parental consent, the legal age for sexual consent, as well as other important legal standards for each state in the United States.
Author: Debjani Roy, Manavi Occasional Paper No. 9
This publication examines the issue of forced marriage within South Asian communities in the United States.