• Wednesday, August 17, 2022

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End child abuse culture

By: Keerthi Mohan

by Kamaljit Thandi CHILDREN’S CHARITY URGES CONVERSATION ABOUT FORCED MARRIAGE THE summer holidays should be a fun, carefree time for children to enjoy themselves with friends and family. But for some young people, it’s filled with fear and dread that they may be taken abroad and forced to marry a complete stranger. Over recent years we have seen hundreds of children, some as young as 12, contact the NSPCC’s Childline service with the fear of being taken out of the country to be married against their will. There were 109 Childline counselling sessions on the issue in 2017-18, and there…

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