In partnership with UN Women, The Advocates for Human Rights created the following sections for UN Women's Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence against Women and Girls. This section, along with sections addressing other forms of violence against women and girls, may be found under Legislation at www.endvawnow.org.
Parental Intervention and Education Program
Legislation should provide that the parent, parents, or guardian of a child in a shelter, refuge or foster care home shall attend an intervention and education program on the issue of forced and child marriage and its adverse consequences. Legislation should require that the intervention and education program be established by NGOs with experience in this field. Legislation should require that the state fund the intervention and education program.
Legislation should provide authorization for courts to suspend travel authority for the child if the court determines that the parents are considering authorizing a forced and child marriage or that the child or a responsible adult has a reasonable fear that the parents are considering authorizing a forced and child marriage.
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