Tag : Minors
Testimony in Support of HB 5442 to End Child Marriage in Connecticut
Author: Tahirih Justice Center
Publication: March 06, 2017
Tahirih submitted this written testimony to the Connecticut General Assembly in support of HB 5442, a bill to eliminate exceptions to age 18 as the minimum legal age to marry. On March 6, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Judiciary held a public hearing on HB 5442, which is sponsored by Representatives Michelle Cook and Josh Elliott.
When Minors Face Forced Marriage: Survivor Stories and Creative Strategies for Assistance
During this webinar, two American child marriage survivors share their stories, highlighting the vulnerabilities and challenges they faced. Experts from the Tahirih Justice Center and Greater Boston Legal Services also share guidance on:
- Red flags and warning signs of forced marriage
- Collaborative strategies to assist minors to avoid or delay a forced marriage
- Creative legal approaches to preventing the forced marriage of minors
- Privacy protection and tech safety planning
- Preventing travel overseas if a forced marriage is imminent or suspected
This webinar was presented as part of the Forced Marriage Initiative’s Quarterly Webinar Series on December 12, 2016.
*This webinar is not publicly available. Please contact us at FMI@tahirih.org for more information.
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.
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
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.
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.