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Arranged and Forced Marriage in the Orthodox Jewish Community
This webinar features Fraidy Reiss, arranged/forced marriage survivor and founder of Unchained At Last, a New York area non-profit that supports women leaving arranged/forced marriages in the United States. In this webinar Fraidy provides an overview of how arranged/forced marriage manifests in the U.S. Orthodox Jewish community, and discusses the ways that Unchained At Last provides assistance to survivors from this and other communities.
This webinar was presented as part of the Forced Marriage Initiative’s Quarterly Webinar Series on April 7th, 2014.
Voices from the Frontline: Addressing Forced Marriage within the United States
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.
Immigration Issues in Forced Marriage Cases
This webinar features Morgan Weibel, Supervising Immigration Attorney, and Heather Heiman, Forced Marriage Initiative Project Manager and Senior Policy Attorney, from the Tahirih Justice Center. The webinar outlines concerns and provides practical tips for helping “reluctant sponsors,” as well as protections available to individuals in the United States who are fleeing forced marriages overseas.
This webinar was first presented as part of the Forced Marriage Initiative’s Quarterly Webinar Series on June 19th, 2013.
Early and Forced Marriage in African Communities
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.
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.