Panel of experts will discuss nature and scope of forced marriage in United States and Canada
How does forced marriage impact the freedom and safety of women and girls in communities across the United States and Canada?
What challenges does it present for human rights advocates and attorneys?
A panel of experts will address these and other issues as part of a discussion April 1 at the American University Washington College of Law. The event, “Forced Marriage in the United States and Canada: Opportunities and Challenges in Protecting Survivors,” is part of the college’s Founders’ Celebration.
The celebration features a series of events, seminars, and panel discussions held from January to May to honor the vision and principles of the college’s founders.
WHAT: Forced Marriage in the United States and Canada: Opportunities and Challenges in Protecting Survivors
WHEN: Noon to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 1
WHERE: Room 603, 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
As part of the panel on forced marriage, experts will discuss:
- the nature and scope of forced marriage in the United States and Canada,
- challenges to supporting individuals at risk under existing protective frameworks, and
- opportunities for creative responses to empower survivors.