Tag : Global Justice Initiative

Legal Age of Consent for Marriage and Sex for the 50 United States

Author: Julia Alanen, Global Justice Initiative

Publication: 2011

This chart provides a guide to the legal age of consent to marry, the legal age to marry with parental consent, the legal age for sexual consent, as well as other important legal standards for each state in the United States.

View Document

Shattering the Silence Surrounding Forced and Early Marriage in the United States

Author: Julia Alanen

Publication: Children’s Legal Rights Journal (May 8, 2012)

In this article, Julia Alanen of the Global Justice Initiative analyzes the causes and consequences of forced marriage in immigrant communities in the United States, and discusses actions to address this growing problem.

View Document

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.


View Document