Victim of forced marriage aged two

Young people between the ages of 16 and 25 are most at risk of being forced into marriage in the UK – with children as young as two being targeted.

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Foreign Office Minister for Consular Policy Mark Simmonds said: “Forcing someone to marry is an appalling and indefensible practice which is why the Government is committed to eliminating it, with young people particularly vulnerable.

“We will use every means at our disposal, whether it’s engaging with schools and communities or through using mobiles and social media to reach potential victims. We want those who are worried about forced marriage to know that there is help out there.”

 

Read More: http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/382180/Victim-of-forced-marriage-aged-two

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