New research shows that police and other officials are missing warning signs of forced marriage in the UK and therefore, the practice continues. There has only been prosecution for forced marriage this year, despite an estimated 1200 instances of the practice. The Independent begins a series of articles on the issue; sharing stories of those who have experienced forced marriage and calling for action.
Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/forced-marriage-i-just-thought-it-was-a-normal-family-holiday-10395035.html or http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/forced-marriage-how-hundreds-of-terrified-british-victims-of-the-tradition-are-being-failed-every-year-by-the-services-they-need-most-10394985.html
Number of Women and Girls At Risk: 25,000
Status: Existing Legislation Needs Strengthening
Improve by adding: Prosecuting parents/guardian, felony offense