Tag : General Tools and Guidelines

Webinar – Spotting the Signs of Forced Marriage: Tips for Hotline Advocates

During this webinar, the Forced Marriage Initiative provides tips for hotline advocates who encounter cases of forced marriage in their work.

Forced marriage is a significant, yet hidden problem in the United States that impacts individuals of every socioeconomic status, ethnic, religious and cultural background. More often than not, forced marriage is just one part of a spectrum of other harms that an individual who is forced to marry may face in their lifetime. In fact, forced marriage can often lurk be-hind the issues that first present themselves including mental health concerns, physical and psychological abuse, sexual assault and rape. Advocates at the National, State, and Local Hotline level are on the front lines of victim response and can often be the first point of contact for individuals at risk and survivors of forced marriage seeking assistance and support.

 

Child Marriage Factsheet

Author: Equality Now

This short document from Equality Now provides statistics about child marriage and marriage laws around the world.

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Core Elements of Legislation on Forced and Child Marriage

Authors: Cheryl Thomas, Rosalyn Park, Mary Ellingen, Mary C. Ellison, Beatriz Menanteau, & Laura Young

Publication: The Advocates for Human Rights (May 2011)

This document outlines the necessary core elements for any type of legislation addressing violence against women and girls, with a section devoted to legislation related to forced and child marriage.

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International and Domestic Law and Policy on Forced and Child Marriage

Authors: The Advocates for Human Rights

Publication: 2010

This short article looks at various international and domestic laws addressing the issue of forced and child marriage.

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International Lawyers Take Stand on Forced Marriage

Author: International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML)

Publication: May 8, 2013

In this press release, the IAML confirms its commitment to combat the practice of forced marriage and to raise awareness of the incidence of forced marriage within the international family law community.

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