Visas ‘given to foreign husbands in forced marriages’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 2nd, 2018 in forced marriages, news, visas by tracey

‘The Home Office has failed to protect British women and teenage girls forced into abusive marriages by granting their foreign husbands visas, charities have warned. Officials dealt with nearly 90 cases of victims trying to block visas last year, although almost half were still issued, data obtained by The Times shows.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd August 2018

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Against their will? – New Law Journal

Posted July 31st, 2018 in forced marriages, mental health, news, wills by sally

‘Constance McDonnell uncovers a surprising scenario in the area of probate law.’

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New Law Journal, 20th July 2018

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UK couple jailed after trying to force daughter to marry – The Guardian

Posted July 31st, 2018 in forced marriages, news, sentencing, young persons by sally

‘A couple who tricked their teenage daughter into travelling to Bangladesh in an attempt to force her to marry her first cousin have been jailed.’

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The Guardian, 30th July 2018

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Second Forced Marriage Conviction In A Week After Couple Told Child They Would ‘Chop Her Up’ If She Didn’t Marry – Rights Info

Posted May 30th, 2018 in children, forced marriages, news by sally

‘A couple who duped their daughter into travelling to Bangladesh to marry her cousin and threatened to “chop her up” when she refused have been found guilty of forced marriage, the second conviction in Britain within a week.’

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Rights Info, 30th May 2018

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Forced marriage: Parents guilty of luring daughter to Bangladesh – BBC News

Posted May 30th, 2018 in families, forced marriages, news by sally

‘A couple have been found guilty of luring their 19-year-old daughter to Bangladesh in an attempt to force her to marry her first cousin and have a baby with him.’

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BBC News, 29th May 2018

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Beatings, rape and non-stop work: UK women enslaved in forced marriage – The Guardian

Posted May 29th, 2018 in domestic violence, forced marriages, news, rape by sally

‘Betrayed by her own family, isolated from the outside world and raped daily by her violent husband, one desperate teenager turned to a confidential helpline.’

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The Guardian, 28th May 2018

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Woman guilty of forcing daughter into marriage in Pakistan jailed for four and a half years – The Independent

Posted May 24th, 2018 in forced marriages, news, perjury, sentencing by tracey

‘A mother who tricked her teenage daughter into going to Pakistan and forcing her to marry has been jailed for four and a half years.’

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The Independent, 23rd May 2018

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Mother convicted of tricking daughter into forced marriage abroad in legal first – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in crime, families, forced marriages, news, prosecutions, social services by tracey

‘A mother has been convicted of tricking her daughter into a forced marriage abroad in a case believed to be a legal first.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd May 2018

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Forced Marriage: protective measures for children and young people in the family courts and the court of protection – part 1 – Family Law Week

‘Judith Pepper, barrister of 4 Brick Court, examines in the first of two articles the development of the law in relation to forced marriage and the protective remedies available for children and young people, focusing on the protective measures available by utilising the inherent jurisdiction of the court.’

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Family Law Week, 8th April 2018

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Jasvinder Sanghera: I ran away to escape a forced marriage – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2017 in forced marriages, news, Sikhism by sally

‘Jasvinder Sanghera was locked in a room by her parents when she was 16, when she refused to marry the man they had chosen for her. Here she describes how she escaped with the help of a secret boyfriend – but lost all contact with her family as a result.’

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BBC News, 24th February 2017

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FCO reviews policy of making forced marriage victims pay for flights – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2017 in costs, forced marriages, news, repayment, victims by tracey

‘The Foreign Office is to review its policy on forced marriage after the Guardian revealed that victims are ordered to repay the government the costs of their repatriation.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2017

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Crown Prosecution Service and NPCC launch new Honour-Based Violence/Abuse and Forced Marriage Protocol – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The CPS and police have published the first ever joint honour-based violence/abuse and forced marriage protocol today [14 December 2016], outlining their commitment to the successful investigation and prosecution of these crimes. The protocol recognises the importance of strong partnership working between these two agencies.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th December 2016

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Prosecutors are failing ‘honour’ crime victims, say Met whistleblower – The Guardian

‘Prosecutors are failing to tackle “honour crimes” in British Asian communities for fear of causing unrest, a Scotland Yard whistleblower has said.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2016

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Forced Marriage: Is It A Human Rights Question? – RightsInfo

Posted September 1st, 2016 in children, forced marriages, human rights, news by sally

‘For most people, their wedding is a momentous, happy occasion. Sadly, this is not the case for everyone. More than 15 million girls under 18 are married each year, mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.’

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RightsInfo, 1st September 2016

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Victims of forced marriage to receive lifelong anonymity – The Guardian

Posted June 7th, 2016 in anonymity, bills, forced marriages, news, victims by tracey

‘Victims of forced marriages in England and Wales are to be given anonymity for life under amendments to the policing and crime bill.’

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The Guardian, 7th June 2016

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Independent review into Sharia Law launched – Home Office

Posted May 26th, 2016 in divorce, forced marriages, islamic law, press releases, women by tracey

‘An independent review into the application of Sharia Law in England and Wales has been launched by Home Secretary Theresa May today.’

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Home Office, 26th May 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Boy aged eight among known potential victims of forced marriage in UK – The Guardian

Posted April 20th, 2016 in children, forced marriages, Islam, news, prosecutions, statistics by sally

‘A boy as young as eight is among scores of children feared by judges to be at risk of forced marriage as official figures reveal police are struggling to bring cases to court.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2016

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Official data on forced marriages in UK may hide true scale of abuse – The Guardian

Posted March 10th, 2016 in forced marriages, news, statistics by sally

‘Figures showing that 1,220 possible cases of forced marriage in Britain were reported to the authorities last year may not reflect the full scale of abuse, the Home Office has said.’

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The Guardian, 8th March 2016

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Police failing to protect victims of ‘honour-based’ violence, finds study – The Guardian

Posted December 8th, 2015 in female genital mutilation, forced marriages, murder, news, police, reports, victims by sally

‘Police are not doing enough to protect victims of “honour-based” violence (HBV), forced marriage and female genital mutilation, according to a report by the police watchdog.’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2015

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Schoolgirls need protection from forced marriage, Ofsted warned – The Guardian

‘The founder of a charity that offers helplines and refuge to women escaping from forced marriages has called on Ofsted inspectors to focus on the issue when visiting schools where girls may be at risk.’

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The Guardian, 26th September 2015

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