The AHA Foundation is committed to expanding resources for women such as the one mentioned in this New York Times article, who need support in leaving forced marriages and handling threats of honor violence. We train law enforcement and social services groups around the country, and our ongoing research project with John Jay College of Criminal Justice will further illuminate how many women and girls are victims of forced marriage and the specific dangers they face. To keep women like her safe and free, we must first build an infrastructure of resources that are accessible and specific to their needs. The AHA Foundation is here doing just that. Stay tuned for exciting innovations in protecting women and girls coming from the AHA Foundation soon.
Number of Women and Girls At Risk: 25,000
Status: Existing Legislation Needs Strengthening
Improve by adding: Prosecuting parents/guardian, felony offense