Category : United States

Immigration Issues in Forced Marriage Cases

This webinar features Morgan Weibel, Supervising Immigration Attorney, and Heather Heiman, Forced Marriage Initiative Project Manager and Senior Policy Attorney, from the Tahirih Justice Center. The webinar outlines concerns and provides practical tips for helping “reluctant sponsors,” as well as protections available to individuals in the United States who are fleeing forced marriages overseas.

 

This webinar was first presented as part of the Forced Marriage Initiative’s Quarterly Webinar Series on June 19th, 2013.

 

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Early and Forced Marriage in African Communities

This webinar features Dr. Ramatu Bangura, Director of Youth Programs at the Sauti Yetu Center for African Women and Families in New York City. Sauti Yetu works with immigrant and refugee girls from countries with higher rates of early and forced marriage such as Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, and Niger. In this webinar, Dr. Ramatu Bangura discusses the complex challenges individuals facing forced marriage from these communities encounter as well as the findings from Sauti Yetu’s original study on early and forced marriage in West African communities in New York City.

 

This webinar was first presented as part of the Forced Marriage Initiative’s Quarterly Webinar Series on March 14, 2013.

 

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Working with Minors Facing Forced Marriage Situations

This webinar features Farrah Khan, Coordinator of the Outburst! Young Muslim Women Safety Project at the Barbara Schlifer Commemorative Clinic in Toronto, Canada, Adrianne Ramos, Law Offices of Adrianne Ramos (formerly the Senior Family Law Attorney with the Tahirih Justice Center), and Julia Alanen, Director and Co-Founder of the Global Justice Initiative. The webinar addresses how best to assist minors that are facing or fleeing forced marriage situations.

 

This webinar was first presented as part of the Forced Marriage Initiative’s Quarterly Webinar Series on December 12th, 2012.

 

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How the U.S. Department of State Can Help US Citizens Residing or Traveling Abroad in Personal Crisis

This webinar features Janine Gannon (Attorney Advisor), Margery Gehan (Victim Assistance Specialist), and Sylvia Hammond (Citizen Services Specialist) from the U.S. Department of State.

 

This webinar was first presented as part of the Forced Marriage Initiative’s Quarterly Webinar Series on October 25th, 2012.

 

*This webinar is not publicly available. Please contact us at FMI@tahirih.org for more information.

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