On June 6th, 2011, the AHA Foundation held the first ever conference on honor violence and forced marriage in the United States. The day’s events are described in detail in our Events page titled “The AHA Foundation Honor Violence Symposium.” However, we wanted to highlight to you that we now have the video from our conference available for anyone to view.
We particularly urge service providers, law enforcement, first responders and criminal justice practitioners to take the time to review these lectures as the information provided can save lives.
Number of Women and Girls At Risk: 25,000
Status: Existing Legislation Needs Strengthening
Improve by adding: Prosecuting parents/guardian, felony offense