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Publication Category: Research Reports
  • The Intersectionality of Forced Marriage with Other Forms of Abuse in the United States

    • Publication Date: February 16, 2016
    • Author: Casey Swegman
    • Publisher: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
    • Publication Categories: Research Reports
    • Publication Tags: Forced Marriage

    Forced marriage is a serious but neglected problem in the United States, and despite many advocates’ best efforts, survivors and those at risk continue to fall through the cracks of the systems and programs set up to protect individuals from abuse. Read this peer-reviewed article, written by Forced Marriage Initiative Project Manager Casey Swegman with support from the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, to learn more.

  • Righting the Wrong: Why Detention of Asylum-Seeking Mothers and Children Must End Now

    It is time for the U.S. government to reconsider its response to refugee women and children fleeing violence, and put an end to the shameful practice of family detention — once and for all. Read our position paper, which outlines three key recommendations for the United States to right the wrong of family detention.

  • Forced Marriage in Immigrant Communities in the United States

    • Publication Date: September 01, 2011
    • Author: Heather Heiman and Jeanne Smoot
    • Publisher: Tahirih Justice Center
    • Publication Categories: Research Reports
    • Publication Tags: Forced Marriage

    Forced marriage is a serious problem in the United States today, with as many as 3,000 known and suspected cases identified in just two years by respondents of Tahirih Justice Center survey. The fact that potentially thousands of young women and girls from immigrant communities may face forced marriages each year in the United States is alarming and demands attention.

  • Precarious Protection: How Unsettled Policy and Current Laws Harm Women and Girls Fleeing Persecution

    Drawing on the experiences of Tahirih clients and important findings from numerous studies by advocacy organizations and governmental agencies, this report by Tahirih exposes the continuing injustices facing women and girls seeking asylum in the United States and offers recommendations for system change.