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  • Forced Marriage Affects All of Us


    June 30th, 2021

    As advocates working to end forced marriage in the United States, we are very familiar with the many misconceptions about the issue. Even among other anti-violence advocates, forced marriage remains under-recognized and poorly understood.

  • Celebrating 10 years of the National Forced Marriage Working Group


    May 28th, 2021

    As the Forced Marriage Initiative celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary at the Tahirih Justice Center, we want to recognize the incredible members of the national Forced Marriage Working Group. Founded […]

  • Sexual Abuse: A Cause and a Consequence of Forced Marriage


    April 26th, 2021

    With spring in full bloom across the country, we know that wedding season is near.

    And while this can be a thrilling time to celebrate life’s precious moments with their family and friends, for some, the return of the wedding season can be tied to the trauma of sexual assault and serve as a trigger for individuals who have been forced to marry.

  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Survivors of Forced Marriage


    July 30th, 2020

    By: Forced Marriage Initiative Project Associate, Hellitz Villegas Our clients have been deeply impacted by the pandemic. The majority of our clients face harm from their parents, siblings, or other […]

  • Beyond the Breakthrough: Fighting Forced Marriage In the Struggle to End Violence


    September 10th, 2019

    Ahead of the 2019 National Sexual Assault Conference, Ms. Magazine published a series of blogs from conference presenters on the collective movement to end sexual violence. Tahirih Forced Marriage Initiative Project Manager, Casey Swegman, and Tahirih Policy Communications Associate, Rachel Pak, authored a piece on the intersections of forced marriage and sexual assault.

  • Forced Marriage Policy


    March 15th, 2018
  • Protect Kentucky’s Children From Forced Marriage and Other Harms of Child Marriage


    January 3rd, 2018

    This fact sheet provides information on the ways Kentucky’s current minimum marriage age laws put children at risk.