End Child Marriage In New York, Human Rights Watch, in partnership with Unchained At Last, Sanctuary for Families, Tahirih Justice Center and National Organization for Women – Did you know 14-year-olds can legally marry in New York State? From 2001 to 2010, nearly 4,000 teenagers under 18 married in New York. Research strongly links child marriage with dropping out of school, poverty, and mental and physical health problems. It is time something was done, New York, NY. #EndChildMarriage
Forced Marriage Initiative, Tahirih Justice Center – marriage should be a choice. But across the nation, women and girls are pressured, forced, and/or manipulated into marrying partners they have not chosen. Just as alarming – the United States is lagging behind other nations in responding to this human rights violation. Tahirih’s Forced Marriage Imitative, launched in 2011, is a national program working to stop forced marriages from occurring in the United States, Falls Church, VA.
National Healthy Marriage Resource Center – a clearinghouse for quality, balanced, and timely information and resources on healthy marriage and relationship education. The NHMRC's mission is to be a first stop for information, resources, and training on healthy marriage for experts, researchers, policymakers, media, marriage educators, couples and individuals, program providers, and others, Oklahoma City, OK.
Unchained At Last – the only organization in the US that’s dedicated to providing free legal services and other support to help women leave arranged/forced marriages and rebuild their lives, and to preventing women from becoming trapped in such marriages. Unchained At Last envisions a world where every woman is free to choose whether, when and whom to marry — and whether to leave a marriage, Westfield, NJ.