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Forced marriage convictions are welcome but for many victims stigma is still judge and jury

In the four years since a change in the law regarding forced marriages in England and Wales, there have been two cases where parents have been convicted of forcing their daughters to marry by taking them out of the…

  • Geetanjali Gangoli
  • The Conversation

One case, in Birmingham in May 2018, involved taking a daughter to Pakistan, the other – in Leeds, also in May 2018 – involved a couple luring their daughter to Bangladesh for a…

Desk 3cThese were the first convictions of their kind in England.

In 2015, a man was jailed for forced marriage (among other offences) after a Welsh court found he had raped and blackmailed a…

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