Unchained at Last
Unchained is the only organization dedicated to ending forced and child marriage in the United States through direct services and advocacy.
Unchained At Last is the only organization dedicated to ending forced and child marriage in the United States through direct services and advocacy.
Unchained provides crucial legal and social services, always for free, to help women, girls and others in the U.S. to escape arranged/forced marriages. At the same time, Unchained pushes for social, policy and legal change; the organization started and now leads a growing national movement to eliminate child marriage in every U.S. state and at the federal level.
Unchained At Last envisions a world where a girl is never a bride, and where every adult is free to choose whether, when and whom to marry, and whether to get divorced.
WHY DOES UNCHAINED EXIST?
Girls, women and others across the U.S. are being pressured, tricked, threatened or beaten into marriage. And those who face little or no choice when they enter a marriage typically face the same if they want to leave it.
WHOM DOES UNCHAINED HELP?
Unchained helps women, girls, LGBTQ individuals and others in the U.S., from any community, culture or religion, who is or has been pressured, bribed, tricked, threatened, beaten or otherwise forced into marriage — whether the person has been married for several decades and has many children or is facing an imminent or eventual arranged/forced marriage.
Unchained provides services regardless of immigration, religion or income status (though some income guidelines apply for some direct services) and regardless of sexual orientation.
Unchained also helps those from the U.S. who are taken to another country for an arranged/forced marriage, and those who are brought from overseas to the U.S. for such a marriage.