United Kingdom

A businessman in the UK was sentenced to 16 years in jail after forcing a 25-year-old to marry him last year. The man raped his wife, threatened her, and told her he would kill members of her family if she told anyone of the abuse. Law enforcement officials hope that the conviction will serve as a legal milestone and encourage victims of forced marriage and other forms of abuse to come forward to police.

Read more about the case at: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jun/10/34-year-old-man-first-person-to-be-convicted-under-forced-marriage-laws

June 10, 2015

UK Convicts First Person Under Forced Marriage Laws

A businessman in the UK was sentenced to 16 years in jail after forcing a 25-year-old to marry […]
February 23, 2015

Two Survivors of Child Marriage in Ethiopia Advocate for Eradication of Practice

Melka and Alemtsahye Gebrekidan were forced into marriage when they were just 14 and 10, respectively. While most […]
January 16, 2015

Cosmopolitan UK Created Mock Cover to Raise Awareness About Honor Killings

Cosmopolitan UK has created a mock up cover of its February issue featuring a woman suffocating on the […]
April 3, 2014

The Washington Post reports on British lawmakers’ efforts to combat female genital mutilation (FGM).

The Washington Post reports on British lawmakers’ efforts to combat female genital mutilation (FGM). Read more here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/immigration-forcing-british-lawmakers-to-confront-female-genital-mutilation/2014/04/01/24cf25e1-8001-4c80-b277-5f5c6f10cdfa_story.html
April 3, 2014

An extensive awareness campaign on female genital mutilation (FGM) and violence against women will be rolled out in the borough of Brent (UK), the result of a landmark report looking into the issues which was spearheaded by Councillor Ann John.

An extensive awareness campaign on female genital mutilation (FGM) and violence against women will be rolled out in […]