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.
PubsJune 24th, 2014
What is forced marriage? How is forced marriage different than arranged marriage? We answer the most common questions about this human rights violation in this fact sheet.
PubsSeptember 1st, 2011
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.