Tackling forced marriage in Bradford

People who’ve been affected by forced marriage in Bradford are meeting with the emergency services and people from local schools and colleges to look at the issues of honour based abuse.

It has been organised by a law firm in the city with the aim of raising awareness of some of the issues associated with honour based abuse and planning strategies for working together to support victims and encourage them to come forward.

By being attuned to the ‘signs’ and understanding the real and current threat that Forced Marriage poses to young women and men in Bradford, support professionals can link together more swiftly and effectively to prevent Forced Marriages from taking place. Together we can start to change the future for many young people in Bradford by making it easier and more acceptable for them to speak out and seek help.

– ANNE PETHERBRIDGE, PETHERBRIDGE BASSRA SOLICITORS

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