Unchained At Last is the only nonprofit in the US dedicated to helping women and girls leave or avoid arranged/forced marriages and rebuild their lives. Unchained also is the only nonprofit in the US dedicated to creating social, policy and legal change to end forced and child marriage in America.
WHY DOES UNCHAINED EXIST?
Women and girls in many communities in the US often are pressured, tricked, threatened or beaten into marriage. 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 provides free legal services and emotional support to help women and girls leave or avoid arranged/forced marriages and rebuild their lives. At the same time, Unchained raises awareness and pushes for relevant legislation to protect women and girls in the US from coercive marriages. The organization leads a growing national movement to end child marriage in America.