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Sajid Javid vows forced marriage abuse help

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) data from its 2017/2018 Violence Against Women and Girls report indicated that the number of convictions rose from 32 in 2016-17 to 37 in 2017-18.

By: Lauren Codling

by LAUREN CODLING PROPOSALS addressing forced marriage in the UK were outlined by home secretary Sajid Javid at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham on Tuesday (2). Measures include refusal of spousal entry to the UK where there are signs that a marriage has been forced and helping public-sector professionals identify and support victims. The move comes after months of criticism against the Home Office, which has been accused of accepting visa applications from men who had forcibly married teenagers abroad. It dealt with 88 cases of forced marriage victims trying to stop visas last year, although almost half were…

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