Tag : Early Marriage
Developing Innovative, Best Practice Solutions to Address Forced Marriage in Australia
Author: Laura Vidal
Publication: December 2017
In this report to the Churchill Trust, Laura Vidal showcases learning on the treatment of forced marriage from Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom, Denmark, the United States, Canada, and Kenya. From her observations of how the practice is addressed in these countries, Vidal distills a list of best practices and makes recommendations for how Australia can better respond to child, early, and forced marriage.
Child Brides, Forced Marriage, and Partner Violence in America: Tip of an Iceberg Revealed
Author: Judith McFarlane, DrPH, RN; Angeles Nava, PhD; Heidi Gilroy, PhD; and John Maddoux, PhD
Researchers from Texas Women’s University conducted a 7-year study on 244 mothers who had reported intimate partner violence in the U.S. They based their survey questions on the 2011 Forced Marriage Initiative study, and found that 17% of respondents faced a forced marriage attempt, and among those respondents, 45% experienced the threat as a minor.
Strengthening Efforts to Prevent and Eliminate Child, Early, and Forced Marriage: Challenges, Achievements, Best Practices and Implementation
Author: Council on Foreign Relations
Publication Date: September 25th, 2013
This article outlines the reasoning behind and the goals of resolution A/HRC/24/L.34, requesting a report to guide a panel discussion at the twenty-sixth session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, on the challenges, achievements, best practices, and implementation gaps for preventing and eliminating child marriage.
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.
Breaking Vows: Early and Forced Marriage and Girls’ Education
Author: Plan UK
This publication looks at the link between forced marriage and education for girls, the global impact of early and forced marriage, and the role of the UK government in addressing this issue.