Recognition of and Intervention in Forced Marriage as a Form of Violence and Abuse

  title={Recognition of and Intervention in Forced Marriage as a Form of Violence and Abuse},
  author={Khatidja Chantler},
  journal={Trauma, Violence, \& Abuse},
  pages={176 - 183}
  • K. Chantler
  • Published 29 May 2012
  • Sociology
  • Trauma, Violence, & Abuse
This paper highlights the importance of recognising forced marriage as a form of violence and draws attention to the interventions that are developing in Europe as a response to forced marriage. The paper highlights the difficulties of conflating all child marriages as forced marriage and discusses the different contexts of childhood in different parts of the globe. The UK is reputed to have the widest range of policy interventions and practice guidance to tackle forced marriage and is… 
Understanding forced marriage protection orders in the UK
ABSTRACT This article examines the use of Forced Marriage Protection Orders (FMPOs) in England and Wales to determine which framing narratives affect the outcomes of FMPO cases. Forced marriage is
Between Choice and Obligation: An Exploratory Assessment of Forced Marriage Problems and Policies among Migrants in the United States
Recently, in the United States (US) there has been increasing interest in and advocacy for developing research and policies that identify and address what has, in the European context, been called
Marriage and Migration: Moroccan Women’s Views on Partner Choice, Arranged and Forced Marriage in Belgium
With family reunification as one of the key routes to legally gain entry to the European Union, governments are introducing more stringent legislation to counter abuses such as forced marriages and
Safeguarding people with learning disabilities from forced marriage: the role of Safeguarding Adult Boards
Examination of how Safeguarding Adult Boards are responding to the issue of forced marriage of people with learning disabilities – a problem currently very much under-represented in existing research and practice literature is examined.
Forced and Child Marriage at the Intersection of Health, Gender and Human Rights: Understanding the Determinants in Morocco and the Impact of the Migratory Context in Belgium
With over 650 million women alive today already suffering the consequences of child marriage, the practice of forced and child marriage disproportionally affects girls and women. Given its
Policy and Professional Responses to Forced Marriage in Scotland
This article draws from our mixed methods study of forced marriage (FM) in Scotland focusing on policy and practice responses to FM in Scotland using the concepts of candidacy and structural
Forced marriage: an analysis of legislation and political measures in Europe
Forced marriage is of current international concern in Europe. As many cases involve a transnational component linked to migration, it is increasingly receiving attention at the government level. The
Intervention with Victims of Forced Marriage
Abstract The article presents results of a qualitative research aimed at analyzing how professionals work to support and protect victims of forced marriage in Spain. The study is based on the
Forced marriage of people with learning disabilities: a human rights issue
Abstract This paper reports some of the findings of an exploratory study which sought to better understand the demographics of forced marriage of people with learning disabilities and the contexts in
Gender, Political and Economic Instability, and Trafficking into Forced Marriage
Abstract This article showcases the lived experiences of Afghan women and girls trafficked into forced marriage in Balochistan province of Pakistan and identifies the processes that lead to their


Forced marriage in the UK: Religious, cultural, economic or state violence?
Our paper is based on a qualitative empirical study of forced marriage in the UK and offers a multidimensional view which challenges four key points that are currently central in the forced marriage
Protecting Victims of Forced Marriage: Is Age a Protective Factor?
This paper explores the UK’s legal interventions in the arena of forced marriage. Three key initiatives have been considered in the last 5 years: creating a specific crime of forced marriage; civil
Coercion, Consent and the Forced Marriage Debate in the UK
An examination of case law on forced marriage reveals that in addition to physical force, the role of emotional pressure is now taken into consideration. However, in both legal and policy discourse,
Forced Marriage: Prevalence and Service Response
Policy solutions for detection and prevention, better coordination and resourcing of services, improved case management and response are looked at.
Forced Marriage: Introducing a Social Justice and Human Rights Perspective
This collection of essays aims to promote a more nuanced understanding of forced marriage by examining the continuities of gender-based violence as well as the specificity of particular violence against women and to provide the foundation for an intersectional approach that allows for an effective examination of the dominant thinking.
Imperilled Muslim Women, Dangerous Muslim Men and Civilised Europeans: Legal and Social Responses to Forced Marriages
How is it possible to acknowledge and confront patriarchal violence within Muslim migrant communities without descending into cultural deficit explanations (they are overly patriarchal and inherently
Forced Marriage and the Exoticization of Gendered Harms in United States Asylum Law
While claims of forced marriage or pressure to marry represent only a tiny portion of refugee claims overall, they provide an illuminating sliver reflecting the major recurring themes in gender and
The forced marriage debate and the British state
In recent years, the British government has increasingly sought to intervene to prevent forced marriages and `honour killings'. But its new-found concern for the plight of South Asian women belies a
Forced marriage and domestic violence among South Asian communities in North East England
This study has been funded by the Northern Rock Foundation, and carried out by the University of Bristol. It looks at forced marriages and domestic violence within South Asian communities in
Academy on Violence and Abuse, Highlights of Proceedings from the 2009 Conference: Sowing Seeds of Academic Change-Nurturing New Paradigms
The mission of the AVA is to advance health education and research on the prevention, recognition, and treatment of the health effects of violence and abuse.