Between 2012-2013, the Forced Marriage Unit dealt with 1302 forced marriage cases involving 74 different countries. Many more suffer in silence, hidden away from society by their spouses and extended family.
This amendment is a misogynist in feminist clothing. Its anti-abortion proposers may claim to be the saviour of 'girl-babies' or to be eradicating 'gendercide', but it does nothing to address son preference, and the truth is that any law that threatens to criminalise women or the doctors who provide them with abortion can only do harm.
Around three million womenin the UK experience some sort of violence. If that sounds like a routine statistic, let's name
Homa, my middle sister "rebelled" in tiny, typical teenage ways, by ripping her jeans and listening to music. When Homa was 16 she overheard our stepmother and dad making plans for her to marry a 40-year-old. We'd met him when we'd been taken to visit the family, but we'd had no idea we were being displayed as potential brides.
Thea in a bakery trying cakes for her wedding Thea and Geir will marry in a few days according to the blog Hundreds of concerned
If you want to show your support for Because I am a Girl, you can put the words "I'm putting girls' rights where they can't
Every day, women around the world are at risk of female genital mutilation, forced marriage and violence, all in the name
How would you feel as a young girl, forced to marry a man five times your age? Well, I got to know how one girl felt in a chilling, girls-only, immersive experience, built in the heart of East London.
By the end of today, we will have made another move towards eradicating violence against women both in the UK and abroad
The number of people in England and Wales living with or married to someone from another ethnic group jumped by 35 per cent to 2.3 million from 2001 to 2011, reported the Office for National Statistics in a newly published census figure analysis on 3rd July 2014.