Tag : Research
Authors: David W. Lawson, Rachel Lynes, Addison Morris, Susan B. Schaffnit
Published: September 23, 2020
This study examined what the public in the United States knows about the issue of child marriage, both worldwide and within the U.S. itself. Researchers discovered significant misconceptions on both fronts, including a widespread and incorrect belief that child marriage was illegal in all 50 states. Read more.
Who, When, If to Marry: the Incidences of Forced Marriage in Ontario by South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario
Author: Maryum Anis, Shalini Konanur, and Deepa Mattoo
Publication: August 2013
This report is the result of SALCO’s efforts to identify the incidence of forced marriage in Ontario. The data collected includes demographic information about forced marriage clients, and substantive data about the drivers for forced marriage, the barriers clients face, and the challenges service providers confront in serving forced marriage clients.
Author: Tahirih Justice Center
This study provides an overview of the nature and scope of forced marriage in the United States. Key findings illustrate that forced marriage is a serious problem in the United States with as many as 3000 cases of forced marriage identified over a two year period and service providers in 47 states having encountered cases.
This webinar features Vidya Sri, founder of Gangashakti and Policy Fellow at Harvard University’s Carr Center for Human Rights, and Darakshan Raja. In this webinar Vidya and Darakshan discuss their recent research on forced marriage in the United States, with a special focus on the experiences of survivors in South Asian immigrant communities.
This webinar was first presented as part of the Forced Marriage Initiative’s Quarterly Webinar Series on February 20th, 2014.
This webinar features Dr. Ramatu Bangura, Director of Youth Programs at the Sauti Yetu Center for African Women and Families in New York City. Sauti Yetu works with immigrant and refugee girls from countries with higher rates of early and forced marriage such as Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, and Niger. In this webinar, Dr. Ramatu Bangura discusses the complex challenges individuals facing forced marriage from these communities encounter as well as the findings from Sauti Yetu’s original study on early and forced marriage in West African communities in New York City.
This webinar was first presented as part of the Forced Marriage Initiative’s Quarterly Webinar Series on March 14, 2013.