Jasmine Gardner spoke to a London teenager, Sadia, who fled her family to escape from a forced marriage and shares her story to raise awareness of forced marriages.

Jasmine Gardner spoke to a London teenager, “Sadia”, who fled her family to escape from a forced marriage.

Sadia [not her real name] is 16. Last spring, just before her 16th birthday, she left home to escape her violent father who’d started introducing her to men and planned to force her to marry one of them as soon as she was 17. “But I want to do things with my life,” she says.

Read Sadia’s story here.

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