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2018

Holly Ramer, “Marriage Age Increase among New NH Laws Taking Effect Jan. 1,” WMUR 9 News (December 30, 2018). New Hampshire’s minimum age of marriage will be 16 starting January 1, up from 13 for girls and 14 for boys. The new law is an accomplishment for incoming state representative Cassie Levesque, who…

2017

Nick McCarthy, “Revealed: Police Secure Court Orders to Protect Victims of Forced Marriage,” Birmingham Mail (January 4, 2017). This article shares data on forced marriage prosecutions and protection orders from the West Midlands police in the UK. While they have received frequent requests for help related to forced marriage and have been able…

Success Story – Nina

It happens here, in the United States. In your state. In your town. It happened to me; I was forced into marriage. My name is Nina, and I grew up in Michigan in a fundamentalist Christian community. My family and community believe that women are supposed to be subservient to men. Girls are raised to…

Resource Toolkit

Our Training and Resource Toolkit is intended to provide a basic foundation for professionals seeking to understand the unique dynamics of and challenges posed by forced marriage cases and better identify, screen and respond to individuals at risk. This is a good starting point for teachers, counselors, domestic violence and sexual assault service providers, hotline and shelter staff, youth…

2015

Kristen Meinzer, “The Child Bride Next Door: Inside America’s Forced Marriage Problem,” The Take Away (December 28, 2015). Interview with Unchained At Last founder, Fraidy Reiss highlighting the issue of child marriage in the United States and citing child marriage statistics in New York as well as the 2011 Tahirih Justice Center survey…