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Asians girls at suicide risk as calls to forced marriage helplines increase

By: Lauren Codling

  YOUNG Asian children who face family pressure and subsequently are forced to marry strangers from the subcontinent could be vulnerable to committing suicide, charities have warned. Findings by the NSPCC have shown a 12 per cent rise in calls concerning forced marriage, compared to last year. Aneeta Prem, founder of Freedom Charity, which aims to prevent forced marriage and dishonour against young people, said it was vital to help those who are pressured into marrying because of parental compulsion. “Young Asian girls are three times more likely than any other group to commit suicide between the age of 16…

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