Retitled Ep. 3: Forced Marriage, with Vidya Sri

This is Retitled, a series in which I try to find people who work in women’s health and related fields. I’ll ask them why they entered into their profession, the impact their work has on women’s health, and discuss the issues around women in health, science, and society.

The third episode features a discussion on forced marriage with Vidya Sri, a Fellow at the Carr Center at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She is the founder of Gangashakti, an NGO that advocates for and provides support to survivors of forced marriage in the United States. She’s also written the definition of forced marriage for the Encyclopedia of Sexual Abuse and Violence. Now, she leads the Initiative on Violence Against Women.

Additional resources:

1. Sri V. Voices from the Frontline: Addressing Forced Marriage Within the United States. 2013.

2. ABA Resolution on Forced Marriage. American Bar Association; 2014.


4. The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government


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