• Thursday, August 11, 2022

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Forced marriage: It is getting worse say campaigners

By: Lauren Codling

by LAUREN CODLING A LEADING campaigner against forced marriage and an advisor to the Foreign Office’s Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) has said the latest “shocking” figures on the issue are the “tip of the iceberg”. Aneeta Prem, the founder of Freedom Charity, also revealed that 20 per cent of victims referred to the organisation are men and young boys. Her comments were in response to statistics published in The Guardian on Monday (28), which revealed more than 3,500 forced marriage reports have made been to police in the past three years. The report also added that charity Karma Nirvana had…

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