December 30, 2013

Scotland is poised to introduce seven-year jail terms as part of a major crackdown on forced marriages, the Scottish government has revealed.

Scotland is poised to introduce seven-year jail terms as part of a major crackdown on forced marriages, the […]
December 18, 2013

Women in southern Nigeria have been protesting against forced marriages to deities and other forms of coercion, the BBC reports.

Women in southern Nigeria have been protesting against forced marriages to deities and other forms of coercion, the […]
December 18, 2013

The human rights office of the Dubai Police came to the rescue of three young Asian sisters who said they were scared they were going to be forced to marry if they boarded a flight to their home country, police said

The human rights office of the Dubai Police came to the rescue of three young Asian sisters who […]
December 18, 2013

In India, a 15-year-old girl was able to escape a forced marriage.

In India, a 15-year-old girl was able to escape a forced marriage. Read more here.
December 6, 2013

Ayaan Hirsi Ali takes aim at forced marriages in the United States.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali takes aim at forced marriages in the United States. Read more here.
November 10, 2013

In the United Kingdom, a Judge heard the case of a 14-year-old girl who was forced to marry a man ten years older than her in “harrowing” circumstances.

In the United Kingdom, a Judge heard the case of a 14-year-old girl who was forced to marry […]
November 10, 2013

A new report published by the UNFPA titled Marrying too Young calls on governments and leaders to end child marriage.

A new report published by the UNFPA titled Marrying too Young calls on governments and leaders to end […]
October 25, 2013

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. […]
October 18, 2013

In Tanzania, a country with one of the highest child marriage rates in the world, lawmakers are now seeking to curtail the practice through constitutional changes.

In Tanzania, a country with one of the highest child marriage rates in the world, lawmakers are now […]
October 12, 2013

A groundbreaking three-year study of forced marriage in Ontario, Canada, has found more than 200 women who were wed against their will, a practice the report’s authors say highlights serious gaps in services.

A groundbreaking three-year study of forced marriage in Ontario, Canada, has found more than 200 women who were […]
October 12, 2013

A British charity which helps children escape forced marriage has said the government should keep records of how many young people fail to return to school after the summer holidays.

A British charity which helps children escape forced marriage has said the government should keep records of how […]
October 12, 2013

Human rights campaigners in the United Kingdom are warning that Islamic clerics caught on camera agreeing to conduct marriage ceremonies involving a 14-year-old girl in a new television documentary represent “the tip of the iceberg”.

Human rights campaigners in the United Kingdom are warning that Islamic clerics caught on camera agreeing to conduct […]
October 12, 2013

In the United Kingdom, a Bradford solicitor spoke of her “extreme concern” after an imam in Heckmondwike was apparently recorded agreeing to conduct a marriage ceremony involving a 14-year-old girl.

In the United Kingdom, a Bradford solicitor spoke of her “extreme concern” after an imam in Heckmondwike was […]
October 12, 2013

Sara Batuk was forced into marriage in Turkey by her father when she was still a teenager – only for him to rescue her four years later when he could see the appalling abuse she suffered.

Sara Batuk was forced into marriage in Turkey by her father when she was still a teenager, only […]
October 3, 2013

In Afghanistan, women continue to face abuse and forced marriages.

In Afghanistan, women continue to face abuse and forced marriages. Read more here.
October 2, 2013

Prosecutors said a New York man has been charged with conspiring to kill two family members in a dispute over the arranged marriage of his daughter in Pakistan.

Prosecutors said a New York man has been charged with conspiring to kill two family members in a […]
October 1, 2013

Italy’s Foreign Minister has spoken out against the widespread practice of child brides in developing countries and called on countries to do more to stop the practice.

Italy’s Foreign Minister has spoken out against the widespread practice of child brides in developing countries and called […]
September 25, 2013

A documentary explores forced marriage in Australia.

In February 2012, Australia’s leading public affairs program broadcast an investigative report about forced marriage in Australia. The […]
September 25, 2013

In poor, remote parts of rural Pakistan, some families still follow the tribal tradition of marrying off their daughters to men decades older, usually to end a feud, in defiance of measures to outlaw the age-old practice.

In poor, remote parts of rural Pakistan, some families still follow the tribal tradition of marrying off their daughters to […]
September 25, 2013

In the more remote villages of Yemen, young brides are a hard-to-break tradition.

In the more remote villages of Yemen, young brides are a hard-to-break tradition. Read about the situation in […]
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