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The Intersection of Forced Marriage with Human Trafficking and Other Forms of Violence

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Forced marriage is a significant, yet hidden, problem in the United States. The reasons behind forced marriages are complex and varied. Families may view marriage as a way to protect family honor, preserve culture and community, or ensure their child’s well-being and economic security. Nevertheless, forced marriage can have harmful, lifelong consequences for those at risk.

This webinar will provide an overview of forced and child marriage in the United States, then build on this foundational knowledge to identify the intersecting forms of violence those at risk endure. Participants will be walked through a high-risk case involving labor trafficking dynamics and identify potential warning signs and indicators of forced marriage.

Date Created: January 22, 2024