In some cultures, not all marriages are made in heaven

A doctoral student in criminology at the University of Montraal (Canada), Madeline Lamboley believes it’s time to lift the lid off the dirty little secret of forced marriages, by admitting they happen and getting people to tell their stories: “There is no official data on the issue,” she said, “The marriages occur abroad and are rarely reported, the victims are hard to reach and they struggle to discuss such a taboo subject.”