Category : 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.
Author: Vidya Sri and Darakshan Raja
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.
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.
Author: Chic Dabby-Chinoy, Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence in partnership with the Wisconsin Refugee Family Strengthening Project
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.
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.