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#Forced Marriage

# forced-marriage - Thursday 3 May, 2018

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

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)

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'

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

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

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

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

Sumit also saved himself – and countless others.

# forced-marriage - Monday 16 June, 2014

Britain bans 'hidden practice' of forced marriage

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

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

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

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

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

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