This 3 hour workshop will offer advocates and social service providers an overview of the legal implications of consent and the child welfare with regard to early and forced marriage. Special attention will be paid to youth above and below the age of legal consent in NYC. Participants will also have the opportunity review case studies to identify legal resources for youth at risk for early and forced marriage.
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Sauti Yetu Center for African Women
Sauti Yetu Center for African Women and Families is a nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing African immigrant women and families to improve the quality of their lives, strengthen their families, and develop their communities. Sauti Yetu’s direct services, public education, and advocacy promote immigrant girls’ safe transitions into adulthood, curb violence in the family, and give poor and low-income women access to life skills and leadership opportunities.