Tag : End Forced Marriage
This document provides a comprehensive framework for identifying and responding to cases of forced marriage. The Framework includes tips for screening for forced marriages, how to incorporate forced marriage into standard intake processes, information on safety planning and relocation, tips for handling cases that involve travel out of the country, tips for family mapping and working with minors, and information about the intersection of forced marriage with female genital mutilation/cutting.
Protecting Children in Texas from Forced Marriage and Other Harms of Child Marriage: Proposed Legislative Reforms
Author: Tahirih Justice Center
Publication: February 13th, 2017
Forced and child marriage in Texas is a serious problem with a simple, first-step solution — ensuring that only legal adults empowered to advocate for themselves can enter the legal contract and potentially lifelong commitment that marriage entails. SB 1705 / HB 3932 is a commonsense, bipartisan bill that sets the legal minimum marriage age at 18, with an exception for minors emancipated by court order. Read our backgrounder to learn more about the child marriage problem in Texas, how the current laws fail to prioritize child protection, and how this bill addresses the problem.
Author: Max Wind-Cowie, Phillida Cheetham, & Thomas Gregory – Demos
This report gives an overview of forced marriage, as well as UK and international initiatives to address the issue, and provides policy recommendations for the UK government.