• Thursday, May 26, 2022


‘Marriage should not be an act of coercion’

Forced marriage is often a hidden crime.

By: Keerthi Mohan

by VICTORIA ATKINS Minister for crime, safeguarding and vulnerability FORCED marriage is a terrible crime that can devastate lives and rob victims of their future. Along with female genital mutilation (FGM) and all forms of so called ‘honour-based’ violence, it is a despicable act of coercion against innocent people who have the right to free and fair opportunity. One example of the terrifying impact forced marriage can have on victims is the recent case of a couple who tricked their daughter into travelling to Bangladesh where she was to marry her cousin. When she refused, her father threatened to slit…

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