Waiting in France for a fatwa against forced marriages

Christine Jamaa, head of the group Voix des Femmes (Women’s Voice), fights against forced marriages in Islam: she believes a strong stance among Muslim leaders could help: “I’m still waiting for a fatwa saying forced marriages are haram (forbidden),” she said with an air of resignation.



Grade: C

Number of Women and Girls At Risk: 25,000

Status: Existing Legislation Needs Strengthening

Improve by adding: Prosecuting parents/guardian, felony offense