Protect 250 Immigrant Women Fleeing Violence

by Tahirih Justice Center
Sep 21, 2011

First Nationwide Forced Marriage Survey Report Released and Reported in Newsweek

Dear Friends,

A woman and childWe are excited to announce that, this week, the Tahirih Justice Center released the results of our groundbreaking national survey on the state of forced marriage in the United States. The survey is the first of its kind conducted in the United States and designed to understand the scope and nature of forced marriage among immigrant communities. Newsweek magazine has reported on the survey results in this week’s edition and the full survey report can be read on Tahirih's website.

Forced marriage is an issue that has increasingly come to our attention as Tahirih received calls for help from around the country. There is a regrettable lack of information in the United States about forced marriage, there are no laws designed to protect forced marriage victims, and there is a void in community dialogue and advocacy on the issue. In stark contrast to the United Kingdom, which has a governmental agency focused on forced marriage, a national forced marriage hotline, and a specific forced marriage temporary restraining order, the United States is woefully behind and has very little in place to adequately protect women and girls fleeing forced marriage. To address this need, Tahirih has launched a Forced Marriage Initiative to protect courageous women and girls who step forward and ask for help. We invite you to sign up to receive updates on this important issue.

Thank you for your partnership in ending violence against women and girls, 

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Layli Miller-Muro
Executive Director


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Tahirih Justice Center

Location: Falls Church, VA - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Marlena Hartz
Communications Manager
Falls Church, VA United States
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