Hosted by Tahirih Justice Center
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 12
Time: 3:30-5:30 pm
This webinar will bring together legal and social service experts from the United States and Canada to address how best to assist minors that are facing or fleeing forced marriage situations. The agenda will include:
- Part 1: Supportive Counseling with Youth Facing Forced Marriage – Presentation by Farrah Khan, Coordinator of the Outburst! Young Muslim Women Safety Project at the Barbara Schlifer Clinic in Toronto, Canada. Ms. Khan is a counselor and advocate providing social services to forced marriage survivors in Canada, and has recently completed a comic book “Heartbeats: The IZZAT Project” to raise awareness of forced marriage and family violence in Canada and the United States
- Part II: Legal Remedies for Minors in Forced Marriage Situations – Presentation by Adrianne Ramos, Law Offices of Adrianne Ramos (formerly the Senior Family Law Attorney with the Tahirih Justice Center), and Julia Alanen, Director and Co-Founder of the Global Justice Initiative.Will include analysis of minor’s access to divorce, annulment, and emancipation proceedings, as well as discussion of special considerations when seeking protection orders, initiating Child in Need of Services actions, or other remedies in Family/DV courts.
This event is part of a series of quarterly webinars on forced marriage hosted by the Tahirih Justice Center (Tahirih) for the National Network to Prevent Forced Marriage. Tahirih launched a Forced Marriage Initiative and formed the National Network after conducting a 2011 national survey that identified as many as 3,000 cases of forced marriage encountered by 500 professionals (legal and social services agencies, community advocates, medical and mental health providers, teachers and counselors, law enforcement, child protection authorities, and others) in the preceding two years alone.
If you have any questions about the upcoming webinar, please feel free to contact Kelsey Arends at 571.282.6185 or FMI@tahirih.org.