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Child Brides, Forced Marriage, and Partner Violence in America: Tip of an Iceberg Revealed

Author: Judith McFarlane, DrPH, RN; Angeles Nava, PhD; Heidi Gilroy, PhD; and John Maddoux, PhD

Publication: 2016

Researchers from Texas Women’s University conducted a 7-year study on 244 mothers who had reported intimate partner violence in the U.S. They based their survey questions on the 2011 Forced Marriage Initiative study, and found that 17% of respondents faced a forced marriage attempt, and among those respondents, 45% experienced the threat as a minor.

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How Forced Marriage Intersects with Other Forms of Abuse in the United States

This webinar, originally presented as part of the Forced Marriage Initiative’s Quarterly Webinar Series, provides an overview of the current body of research highlighting the ways in which forced marriage intersects with child abuse, sexual assault and rape, domestic and family violence, stalking, female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), and human trafficking. It discusses effective intervention strategies and best practice and prepares advocates to recognize and respond to forced marriage alongside other forms of harm.

 

This webinar was first presented as part of the Forced Marriage Initiative’s Quarterly Webinar Series on March 25th, 2016.

 

 

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Criminal Laws Address Forced Marriage in the United States

Author: Tahirih Justice Center

Publication: July 2013

This document provides an overview of state laws that address forced marriage in the United States, including California, Washington, DC, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, Oklahoma, Virginia, Virgin Islands, and West Virginia.

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Forced Marriage 101

This webinar features Heather Heiman and Casey Swegman from the Forced Marriage Initiative at the Tahirih Justice Center. The webinar presents an overview of the nature and scope of forced marriage in the United States, as well as a discussion of the complex social and cultural dynamics and the unique challenges of problem-solving and safety-planning in such cases. The webinar also provides guidance on how to better screen for and identify potential warning signs and indicators of forced marriage within the populations you serve and best practices for providing culturally responsive services.

 

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Abusive International Marriages: Hmong Advocates Organizing in Wisconsin

Author: Chic Dabby-Chinoy in partnership with Wisconsin Refugee Family Strengthening Project

Publication: 2012

This report provides an analysis of what the authors have termed “abusive international marriages” in the Hmong community living in the United States. The authors also outline action steps for cultural change and present a collective vision of change and collective action.

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