Tuesday, March 11, 2008

"Lost" girls in the UK

Hundreds of British schoolgirls are "disappearing" due to forced marriages. Here's one example:

'They didn't take me seriously'

By Julian Joyce
BBC News

Ruksana's story

If the police and social workers had only listened to 12-year-old Ruksana when she told them her father had threatened to send her to Pakistan to be married against her will, then she says life might have been very different.

See also:
Fears over forced marriage levels
Lost girls in 'forced marriages'

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