NewsApril 12th, 2015
A recently published article about forced marriage in The Washington Post perpetuated harmful stereotypes and excluded the experiences of many communities.
NewsMarch 31st, 2015
In partnership with Tahirih’s Forced Marriage Initiative, Mayer Brown LLP and Caterpillar Inc. completed an extensive pro bono research project in 2014 about conditions for individuals from the United States facing forced marriage overseas.
NewsMarch 20th, 2015
Tahirih Justice Center, an advocacy group for immigrant women, reported that about 3,000 cases of forced marriage took place in the United States from 2009 through 2011.
Petition with 100,000+ Signatures Urging President Obama to End Forced Marriage in United States Presented to White House
NewsMarch 18th, 2015
We presented our Change.org petition at a meeting with the White House Council on Women and Girls on March 18, marking a pivotal step in the growing movement to recognize forced marriage as a domestic problem and develop a comprehensive plan to protect individuals from this hidden human rights abuse in the United States.
PubsMarch 14th, 2015
Forced marriage victims often fall between the cracks in the United States, with dire consequences. They can suffer severe and lifelong harm, including physical and mental health issues, barriers to education, and domestic and sexual abuse. Current laws and resources are inadequate to address the unique challenges associated with forced marriage. Tahirih Justice Center has issued the following policy recommendations to protect and support those facing or fleeing forced marriages in the United States.
NewsFebruary 26th, 2015
We are thrilled to introduce the first and only U.S.-based website of its kind, www.preventforcedmarriage.org.
NewsFebruary 20th, 2015
Preventforcedmarriage.org is recognized as a groundbreaking, one-stop resource for individuals facing and fleeing forced marriage.