Fraidy Reiss started the organization ‘Unchained at Last’ to support victims of forced marriage after her own experience in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. The issue of forced marriage is prevalent across the United States, where parents can sign a marriage license and waive many state’s minimum age requirement. ‘Unchained at Last’ looks to help women who are afraid of the consequences of speaking out about their experience.
Number of Women and Girls At Risk: 25,000
Status: Existing Legislation Needs Strengthening
Improve by adding: Prosecuting parents/guardian, felony offense