Girls Seeking Help for Forced Marriage at Record High, Just One Conviction

But think of the risk of upsetting community cohesion, we just can’t impose our values on other cultures and religions.

The number of children subjected to or fearing forced marriage being offered assistance by the UK’s leading children’s charity has hit a record level, new data has revealed.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) now provides three times more counselling sessions than they did five years ago.

Some of the victims are as young as 13 and they are frequently threatened with violence and emotional blackmail, pressuring them to marry older men they may have never met.

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