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Posts tagged Forced Marriage
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This Valentine’s Day, Let’s Embrace Healthy Relationships


    February 12th, 2021

    It’s that time of year again! The stores are filled with heart-shaped chocolate candy boxes, teddy bears, balloons, and flowers in every checkout lane. Street vendors are out with their customizable baskets, and social media is filled with ads […]

  • 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 […]

  • Lifting the veil: Why children are still getting married in America


    April 30th, 2020

    The Independent spoke to Tahirih Senior Counsel for Policy and Strategy, Jeanne Smoot, on how girls and young women continue to be at-risk for child marriage due to weak state […]

  • Maryland will become a ‘destination for the exploitation of girls’ if underage marriage laws aren’t changed, advocates say


    March 12th, 2020

    WUSA9 highlights Maryland’s efforts to improve protections for women and girls at risk of child marriage and related harms in Maryland. The article features Tahirih Senior Counsel for Public Policy […]

  • End Child Marriage in Minnesota


    March 9th, 2020

    The StarTribune reported on Minnesota’s push to pass child marriage reforms, citing the Tahirih Justice Center’s research on the effects of child marriage in the article. The consequences of underage […]