IAML PRESS RELEASE: Forced Marriage Statement
Posted: 18 Mar 2013 by CHeryl Hepfer
My second initiative, as President of the IAML, is to take a stand against forced marriage. To that end, we have prepared a press release which will be disseminated in the near future. We hope that our actions will have a significant impact in eliminating this practice, which is more prevalent, world-wide, than most of us realize. It was at our meeting last year, in Singapore, that Anne-Marie Hutchinson, OBE, and other speakers brought this issue to our attention. Our efforts to educate and inform will play but a small role in promoting change. But we, as family lawyers, must take a stand. Please continue to follow my Blog for updates.