Girls as young as 12 forced sold into marriage by their families in south asia and sub-saharan africa. Forced early marriage in the us an online survey of 7,791 individuals estimated a sample prevalence rate of forced marriage in the us at 11%.
Forced marriage is the name of the process that forces a person to marry a certain another by exercising various forms of emotional, psychological or physical suppressions. A mother has been convicted of tricking her daughter into a forced marriage abroad in a case believed to be a legal first. Many victims of reported honour based violence and forced marriage in the uk are under 18 years old as with adults.
The forced marriage initiative fosters a comprehensive, national response to the pervasive problem of forced marriage in the united states. Forcedmarriagenet a one stop website that provides you with practical information and sources of advice on forced marriage. Every year forced marriage sentences millions of women and children to a life of unhappiness – a life of domestic and sexual slavery. The us state department defines forced marriage as those in which at least one party did not give consent to be married.
Photographer stephanie sinclair discusses covering child marriage, which could affect more than 14 million girls each year by 2020. A new channel 4 documentary shows how police in manchester are investigating families who force girls into marriage it makes painful viewing for shaheen hashmat. Overview a forced marriage is where one or both people do not (or in cases of people with learning disabilities, cannot) consent to the marriage and pressure or abuse is used.
Kaleef k karim it has been a custom in the media frenzy to link forced marriages that are committed in some asian-muslim communities, to link it to islam this prompted me to write this article and show that islam forbids forced marriages. Unchained at a glance unchained is the only nonprofit dedicated to helping women and girls in the us to escape or resist arranged/forced marriages and rebuild their lives.
Forced marriages in pakistan and india are causing women to risk their lives to escape. People who either have been or could be forced into marriage can now gain legal help in england, wales and northern ireland. The british high commission has commissioned three short animated documentaries on the issue of forced marriages in pakistan in an attempt to raise awareness.Download