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Forced-Marriage

Type: News

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
10/06/2015
Summary: 

Last year the Forced Marriages Unit (FMU), run jointly by the Home Office and the Foreign Office, gave advice and support in 1,267 cases of possible forced marriages. So why are there so few prosecutions? Many say the problem lies in deep-rooted cultural traditions and that young people are reluctant to come forward to the authorities.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
22/02/2016
Summary: 

'It’s very much a British problem happening to girls and boys in our classrooms, and schools are not spotting the signs,' charity says. A six-year-old girl with learning difficulties was removed from school and taken to marry an older man in Pakistan, an investigation has found. The unnamed child, who subsequently returned to school in the UK, is among dozens of young girls and boys still being forced into marriage despite the introduction of legislation and specific task forces. She was among a number of cases reported following a 

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
31/07/2017
Summary: 

More children than ever are calling Childline with fears over forced marriage, the NSPCC has warned. Hundreds of "frightened" and "helpless" teens as young as 13 are contacting Childline for support.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
08/04/2017
Summary: 

So-called “honour crimes” have risen by 40 per cent in five years in London, with the number of forced marriages doubling in the same period. According to the figures, obtained by the Evening Standard, some of the children involved in the abuse were younger than ten-years-old.

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