Forced marriage is enslavement and an abuse of human rights

This is my third blog in the Harmful Cultural Practice series

Forced Marriage is exactly that; forcing someone to marry against their will. It is appalling practice and is recognised in the UK as a form of violence against women and men, domestic and child abuse, and a serious breach of human rights.

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Lives for sale – trafficking women and children into a life of slavery and prostitution

This is my second blog in the Harmful Cultural Practice series. 

With all the reports of migrants hiding in trucks and beneath trains to reach the UK, an average Briton would probably imagine the country to be under virtual siege from abroad.

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Female genital mutilation – a barbaric practice that must be stopped

This is the first blog in the “Harmful Cultural Practice” collection.

It was timely reminder of how times are changing – and couldn’t have come any sooner for the three girls about to be sent overseas to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM).

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