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

Tuesday, April 01, 2014
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Room 603

Forced marriage is a hidden problem that can impact the freedom and safety of women and girls in immigrant communities in the United States and Canada, presenting unique challenges for advocates and attorneys. This panel discussion, featuring experts from both the 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.

Presented by the Domestic Violence Clinic


WCL Alumni, AU & WCL Students, Faculty & Staff No Charge
General Public - No Charge
(registration is required)

CLE Accreditation - $ 110.00
(2 credit hours) will be applied for as requested to different states.

For further information, please contact:
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; or


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