Strategies to End Child Marriage at Home and Abroad
Child marriage is happening in the United States to girls as young as 14. These marriages generally result in abusive relationships that leave the young women with few chances to escape the violence.
The International Women’s Rights Committee of the New York Women’s Bar Association presents “Don’t Marry Me Off: Strategies to End Child Marriage at Home and Abroad.” This comparative panel discussion will delve deeply into the issue of child marriage, both domestically and globally.
This is a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) event for the New York City Bar. Attendees will receive 2 credits.
The guest speakers include:
- Sonia Ossorio, President, National Organization for Women-NYC
- Bryan D. Hoben, Policy Counsel, Too Young to Wed
- Keerthana Nimmala, Hunton & Williams Pro Bono Immigration Fellow
- Safia Mahjebin, Advocate
*The cost to attend is free for NOW-NYC members; NYWBA members; WBASNY members or affiliate members; and NYU students, faculty, and staff; or $35 for non-members.
For any questions, please email IntlChairs@nywba.org.
**Financial Hardship SCHOLARSHIPS: Full and partial scholarships based on financial need are available. For info on the guidelines and to apply, contact CLE Co-Chairs Amy. B. Goldsmith and Ariel Chesler at CLE@nywba.org or 212-216-1135. All requests are confidential.
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