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  • Getting the Facts Right About Forced Marriages

    April 12th, 2015

    A recently published article about forced marriage in The Washington Post perpetuated harmful stereotypes and excluded the experiences of many communities.

  • Woman Breaks Through Chains of Forced Marriage

    March 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.

  • Online Tool Joins Fight Against Forced Marriage

    February 20th, 2015 is recognized as a groundbreaking, one-stop resource for individuals facing and fleeing forced marriage.

  • Victims Face Long Wait Times as Court Backlog Increases

    January 27th, 2015

    Central American immigrants’ right to due process is being threatened as their cases are placed at the front of the docket, giving them insufficient time to secure an attorney and prepare a case.

  • It Has to Stop: Warehousing Women and Children is Inhumane

    December 14th, 2014

    When Maria talks about how escaping her abuser has meant ending up in jail with her daughter, she can’t hold back her tears. Before more jails for women and children spring up across the country, our nation needs to hear 2-year-old Sophie cough and watch 18-year-old Maria cry, like I did.

  • Performers Shed Light on Forced Marriage

    December 3rd, 2014

    The fourth installment of “Honoring Our Heartbeats: A Tour to End Forced Marriage in the U.S.,” which took place at the Rutgers University Institute for Women’s Leadership, incorporated two short films, a skit performance and an open panel discussion to talk about forced marriages and similar forms of domestic abuse.

  • Protecting and Serving U.S. Immigrants

    November 24th, 2014

    What’s the most interesting question in the aftermath of President Obama’s executive action on immigration?