Category Archive: Forced Marriages

Dec 10

UK – Forced marriages: School holidays prompt warning

Sameem Ali was forced into a marriage aged 13   Teachers, doctors and airport staff need to be alert to the problem of forced marriages over the school holidays, the government has warned. Ministers said there were concerns about teenagers being taken abroad thinking they were going on holiday but being forced into marriage instead. …

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May 22

WALES/ENGLAND – Criminalisation of forced marriage included in Queen’s Speech

Provisions to be included in Crime and Policing Bill Under the Crime and Policing Bill, announced in the Queen’s Speech, forced marriage will become a criminal offence, as will a breach of a forced-marriage protection order. The decision to create a specific offence of forced marriage was announced by Theresa May, the Home Secretary, in …

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Mar 18

UK – Two-year-old ‘at risk’ of forced marriage

The Forced Marriage Unit is a joint initiative between the Foreign Office and Home Office A two-year-old was among at least 250 children in the UK helped last year by a unit which tackles forced marriages. The Forced Marriage Unit gave advice or support in 1,485 cases in 2012, although it is believed many other …

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Jun 07

UK – Parents who force their children into marriage face jail

Parents who coerce their children to marry will face jail under moves to be set out tomorrow by David Cameron. The Prime Minister will announce that forced marriage will be made a criminal offence following reports that up to 8,000 Britons are made to marry against their consent every year. He has previously described the …

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Aug 27

ENGLAND – Forced marriages: Bristol area sees ‘significant rise’

As well as young women, men have also been targeted in the region The number of people involved in forced marriages in the Bristol area has risen “significantly”, police have said. Avon and Somerset Police said there had been a noticeable rise in forced marriages over the past five years. They said young people were …

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