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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
14/05/2018
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“More than a third of cases related to Pakistan but the number of Somalian cases has increased by a massive 100 per cent year on year.”

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France
News Date: 
13/02/2018
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The threat of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the heavily migrant-populated Seine-Saint-Denis area in the suburbs of Paris could affect as many as 30 per cent of the children in the area, according to a French sociologist. French sociologist and director of the Group for the Abolition of Sexual Mutilation (GAMS), Isabelle Gillette-Faye has claimed that the prevalence of FGM in the suburbs of Paris, often referred to as no-go areas, in the Île-de-France region are concerning. Gillette-Faye said that

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Pakistan
News Date: 
25/04/2016
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Five Christian girls have been kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam just this month, according to a human rights group that monitors ongoing abuses of religious minorities in Pakistan. "In April in the area of Kasur alone, five Christian girls were kidnapped and converted to Islam and forced to marry their captors. These girls are denied the legal protection of individual rights," said Sardar Mushtaq Gill, a lawyer with Legal Evangelical Association Development in Pakistan.

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  • Unfortunately, for most of women in the Middle East, veils are not an "exciting development", but an imposition by an obscurantist ideology. After the Islamic State was defeated in Raqqa, Syria, many women took to the streets to take off their veils and were filmed burning them.

  • "The enemies of freedom are first recruited from the free societies, from some of the enlightened elites who deny the benefit of democratic rights to the rest of humanity, even to their own compatriots, if they have the misfortune to belong to another religion, to another ethnicity." — Pascal Bruckner, author.

  • Instead of embracing these veils, a true feminism should defend the rights and freedoms of all women. It should not be ideologically submissive to those who repress women.

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Pakistan
News Date: 
21/12/2017
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 A teenage Hindu girl from a village in Thar was recently aducted, forced to convert to Islam and later made to enter a marriage, claimed her family and relatives on Thursday.

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Country: 
Norway
News Date: 
27/06/2003
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Western Europe is increasingly a house divided against itself. While non-Muslim Europeans live in democracies, most Muslims in the same countries inhabit theocratic enclaves where they are expected to tread a narrow path or suffer the consequences. 

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