Tag : Minors

Youth Agency and the Culture of Law: A Canadian Curriculum on Forced Marriage

This webinar will cover the early development and design of the curriculum as well as the process of consultation with teachers and the NGO community in refining and finalizing the content. Progress with implementation and teacher reception will be shared as well as reflections on the impact of the newly passed Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices legislation on the curriculum.

This webinar was first presented as part of the Forced Marriage Initiative’s Quarterly Webinar Series on December 14th, 2015.

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Youth Agency and the Culture of Law: A High School Curriculum on Forced Marriage

Author: Dr Anver M. Emon (University of Toronto) and Persia Etemadi

Publication: 2015

This curriculum examines “forced” marriage by interrogating the law’s culture on youth agency and consent. It was designed for high school teachers situated in Ontario, Canada, and speaks directly to Ontario’s educational guidelines.

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U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs Manual: 7 FAM 1740

Author: U.S. Department of State

Publication: February 27th, 2005

This section of the U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs Manual outlines the U.S. response to citizens facing or fleeing forced marriage overseas.

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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.

 

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