Tag : Research
Mapping the Field of Child Marriage: Evidence, Gaps, and Future Directions From a Large-Scale Systematic Scoping Review, 2000–2019
Authors: Manahil Siddiqi, M.P.H. and Margaret E. Green, Ph.D.
Publication: March 1, 2022
This comprehensive survey of global research into child marriage, conducted in multiple languages, reveals a number of important trends in global efforts to study and address child marriage around the world. In particular the authors find that child marriage is not most-studied in the countries where it is most prevalent – in fact several of the countries with the highest prevalence of child marriage are also among the places where the issue is least studied. Read more.
Naming the Harm and Meeting the Unmet Mental Health Needs of Forced Marriage Survivors in the United States
Dr. Neha Batool highlights the most recent research findings about women’s experiences with forced marriage and identifies the underlying mechanisms that influence the experience of forced marriages. She focuses on women’s psychological wellbeing prior to, during, and after the forced marriage and discusses both short-term and long-term mental health challenges related to attachment styles, identity development, gender socialization, and intergenerational influences.
What Does the American Public Know about Child Marriage?
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.
Forced Marriage in Immigrant Communities in the United States: 2011 National Survey Results
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.