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Life-long anonymity for victims of forced marriage

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thatbags Wed 08-Jun-16 07:55:11

There has only been one prosecution because of forced marriage since the outlawing of it in 2014 so this new measure to give victims life-long anonymity (in line with the same for victims of female gential mutilation) is an effort to get more prosecutions. It seems like good news: a step in the right direction in stopping forced marriages from happening.

practical Wed 08-Jun-16 10:34:56

bags I think the families of these victims have frightened them from birth and that takes a lot of getting over.
Some of the girls have been murdered by their families for refusing to marry these men.