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Forced Marriage in Immigrant Communities in the United States: 2011 National Survey Results

General Material

The survey provides information on the challenges service providers encounter when trying to help individuals facing forced marriages, barriers/problems faced by the victims, and the dynamics involved in forced marriages. Key findings include, but are not limited to: forced marriage is a problem in the United States today, with as many as 3,000 known and suspected cases identified by survey respondents in just the last two years; forced marriage is being seen in immigrant communities from 56 different countries, and affects people of many different faiths, and; two out of three respondents (67%) felt that there were cases of forced marriage not being identified in the populations with which they work.