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    Testimonies of victims of forced marriage

    It’s not unusual to feel isolated if you or someone you know is being pressured into marriage. But you’re not alone. Still, many people do not report what is happening to them, or what they might think is happening to someone they know. These real-life stories show that forced marriage can happen to anyone, regardless […] More

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    What is forced marriage?

    Any person may be forced into marriage – this includes people of all ages, genders, ethnicities and religions. A forced marriage is where one or both people do not or cannot consent to the marriage and pressure or abuse is used to force them into the marriage. It is also when anything is done to […] More

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    What to do if you encounter a potential instance of human trafficking

    January 11 marks National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the United States. There are an estimated 25 million victims of human trafficking throughout the world. While these individuals may sometimes be kept behind locked doors, they are more often hidden right in front of us. For example, they may be forced into exploitation at construction […] More

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    Forced Marriages Introduction

    What is a forced marriage? forced marriage happens when one or both participants are coerced into matrimony – without their free consent. They may have been emotionally blackmailed, physically threatened or abused. Forced marriages differ from arranged ones, which may have been set up by a relative or friend, but are willingly agreed to by […] More