Category : United States

Shattering the Silence Surrounding Forced and Early Marriage in the United States

Author: Julia Alanen

Publication: Children’s Legal Rights Journal (May 8, 2012)

In this article, Julia Alanen of the Global Justice Initiative analyzes the causes and consequences of forced marriage in immigrant communities in the United States, and discusses actions to address this growing problem.

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Voices from the Frontline: Addressing Forced Marriage Within the United States

Author: Vidya Sri and Darakshan Raja

Publication: 2013

This report presents findings from interviews with service providers, advocates, students, and other groups on the topic of forced marriage in the United States and the forms of abuse witnessed as a result of this issue. The findings highlight numerous
challenges that victims, their support networks, and direct service providers face in responding and seeking remedies.

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A Closer Look at Forced and Early Marriage in African Immigrant Communities in New York City

Author: Sauti Yetu

Publication: Sauti Yetu Occasional Report, Vol. 3, 2012

This report looks at young girls’ experiences with forced and early marriages within African immigrant communities in New York.

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Abusive International Marriages: Hmong Advocates Organizing in Wisconsin

Author: Chic Dabby-Chinoy, Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence in partnership with the Wisconsin Refugee Family Strengthening Project

Publication: 2012

This report examines the issue of abusive international marriages among the Hmong people in Wisconsin and Nationally and explores advocates’ and the community’s responses to this issue.

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U.S. State Department – Forced Marriage Guidance for International Travellers

Author: U.S. State Department

This page contains a warning for individuals travelling overseas and provides guidance on where to get country specific information about forced marriage. It also provides contact information for the Office of Overseas Citizens Services.

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