Arranged/forced marriage? Here in the US?
Yes. Girls and women in many communities in the US often are pressured, tricked, threatened or beaten until they agree to wed. And girls and women who face little or no choice when they enter a marriage typically face the same if they want to leave it. Often they are stymied by religious laws and social customs that make divorce seem impossible.
Unchained At Last is the only nonprofit in the US dedicated to helping women and girls leave or avoid arranged/forced marriage. Unchained was founded and is led by an arranged/forced marriage survivor; thanks to her leadership and the generosity of more than 400 volunteers, Unchained has helped or is helping more than 200 women and girls to flee from their forced marriages and rebuild their lives.
Unchained At Last is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.