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Forced Marriage in the United States and Canada: Opportunities and Challenges in Protecting Survivors


Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Time: 12:00PM - 02:00PM
Description: Forced marriage is a hidden problem that can impact the freedom and safety of womenand girls in immigrant communities in the United States and Canada, presenting uniquechallenges for advocates and attorneys. This panel discussion, featuring experts from boththe United States and Canada, will provide attendees with an overview of the nature and scope of forced marriage in both countries, discuss comparative challenges to securing protections for individuals at risk under the United States' and Canada's current legal, child protection, and social service frameworks, and outline opportunities for creative responses to empower survivors.
Sponsor: Domestic Violence Clinic
URL: http://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/founders/2014/20140303.cfm
Location: Room 603
Contact Name: SECLE
Contact Phone: 202.274.4075
Contact Email: secle@wcl.american.edu
CLE Credit: Yes
Posted On: 12/11/13

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