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#Forced Marriage

# forced-marriage - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Estranged wife of Dubai ruler asks UK court for forced marriage protection order
# Princess Haya
# Princess Haya

Estranged wife of Dubai ruler asks UK court for forced marriage protection order

Jul 31st 2019, 11:03 AM 31,763 Views 14 Comments

The couple are locked in a legal battle in London over the welfare of their two children.

# forced-marriage - Thursday 3 May, 2018

'Groundbreaking' domestic violence law covers psychological abuse and the views of children
# Coercive Control
# Coercive Control

'Groundbreaking' domestic violence law covers psychological abuse and the views of children

May 3rd 2018, 8:31 AM 30,607 Views 48 Comments

The legislation gives extra support to survivors.

# forced-marriage - Sunday 9 October, 2016

The Government is finally going to outlaw forced marriages (but no one knows exactly how many take place in Ireland)
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

The Government is finally going to outlaw forced marriages (but no one knows exactly how many take place in Ireland)

Oct 9th 2016, 6:15 AM 13,288 Views 16 Comments

Over 400 minors were married in Ireland between 2004 and 2015, however.

# forced-marriage - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

'Two weeks ago my dad married me to a 70-year-old man who already has five wives'
# Child Marriage
# Child Marriage

'Two weeks ago my dad married me to a 70-year-old man who already has five wives'

Apr 26th 2016, 8:30 PM 36,933 Views 39 Comments

In Burkina Faso, children as young as nine are being forced into marriage.

# forced-marriage - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

A loophole allowing Irish minors to marry will soon be closed
# Marriage
# Marriage

A loophole allowing Irish minors to marry will soon be closed

Dec 15th 2015, 5:50 PM 26,912 Views 31 Comments

387 minors married at the age of 16 or 17 between 2004 and 2014.

# forced-marriage - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Disturbing video shows young woman being stoned to death
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Disturbing video shows young woman being stoned to death

Nov 3rd 2015, 7:51 AM 49,493 Views 206 Comments

The killing happened in a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanistan.

# forced-marriage - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Child bride faces death penalty over accusation she poisoned her husband
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

Child bride faces death penalty over accusation she poisoned her husband

Apr 22nd 2015, 6:10 AM 21,427 Views 60 Comments

The key witness in the case is a 7-year-old girl who is the sister of the man’s other wife.

# forced-marriage - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Young boy saves 12-year-old classmate from becoming a child bride
# Child Brides
# Child Brides

Young boy saves 12-year-old classmate from becoming a child bride

Sep 21st 2014, 9:15 AM 26,963 Views 15 Comments

Sumit also saved himself – and countless others.

# forced-marriage - Monday 16 June, 2014

Britain bans 'hidden practice' of forced marriage
# Banned
# Banned

Britain bans 'hidden practice' of forced marriage

Jun 16th 2014, 2:11 PM 9,911 Views 17 Comments

The law applies not only within Britain but also makes it a criminal offence to force a British national into a marriage abroad.

# forced-marriage - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Spoon in underwear saving some British youths from forced marriage
# Airport Alert
# Airport Alert

Spoon in underwear saving some British youths from forced marriage

Aug 15th 2013, 9:45 PM 53,625 Views 66 Comments

UK authorities warn airport staff to be vigilant for trafficked teens and charity gives advice to vulnerable that might help them attract attention to their plight.

# forced-marriage - Friday 24 May, 2013

Column: The Ohio kidnap victims are finally free but the nightmare continues for girls across the world
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Ohio kidnap victims are finally free but the nightmare continues for girls across the world

May 24th 2013, 1:09 PM 111 Views 29 Comments

The horrific incarceration suffered by three US women kidnapped and held for ten years is now over, but for one girl every two seconds – torn from her family and forced into marriage – it has just begun, writes Vanina Trojan.

# forced-marriage - Friday 3 August, 2012

Shafilea Ahmed parents convicted of 'honour killing' murder
# Murder Trial
# Murder Trial

Shafilea Ahmed parents convicted of 'honour killing' murder

Aug 3rd 2012, 3:10 PM 8,564 Views 54 Comments

The 17-year-old’s sibling told the court she saw their parents suffocate the girl with a plastic bag.

# forced-marriage - Friday 8 June, 2012

Britain to make forced marriage a criminal offence
# Forced Marriage
# Forced Marriage

Britain to make forced marriage a criminal offence

Jun 8th 2012, 7:28 PM 3,683 Views 16 Comments

David Cameron described the practice as being “little short of slavery”.