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Britain: Ziauddin Sardar: Forced Marriage Must Be Criminalised
Society & Culture  (tags: women, rights, society, Forced marriage, children, honour-related kidnapping, sexual assault, beatings, murder crime, death, family )

- 2213 days ago -
According to official figures, up to 17,000 women in Britain are subjected to honour-related kidnapping, sexual assault, beatings and murder every year. A new report by the Centre for Social Cohesion suggests these figures underestimate the true extent of
Britain : Wall of Silence Around Victims of Forced Marriages - At Least 3,000 Each Year Unreported
Society & Culture  (tags: UK, young women, forced marriage, victims, "honour" crimes, women's rights, human rights, researcher Nazia Khanum, wall of silence )

- 2235 days ago -
1st UK study ever conducted into prevalence of custom shows far more victims, spread across different ethnic minorities, than official figures suggest. Govt orders national count of missing schoolgirls amid fears 100s living in fear of "honour" violence
VIDEO: Girl Describes Despair In Testimony On Forced Marriage At Age 14 In Utah Trial of Fundamentalist Leader Warren Jeffs '
Society & Culture  (tags: fundamentalist Mormons, forced marriage, nonconsensual sex, rape, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sai, a jail called Purgatory, FBI's most wanted list )

- 2411 days ago -
In 2nd day of Jeffs' trial, the girl, excluded from sect when finally did leave husband, sobs as she testifies to despair & suicide attempt after being forced to marry by sect leader. Jeffs, charged with 2 counts of rape, faces life in prison...

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