New research on forced marriage in Scotland

A new research report – Understanding forced marriage in Scotland – has been published as part of the work of the Forced Marriage Network, facilitated by the Scottish Government, which brings together key agencies to protect those affected by forced marriage and raises awareness. The report outlines nine recommendations.

Equalities Secretary Angela Constance said:

“Forcing a person into marriage is an abuse of human rights, and we are committed to protecting those at risk and preventing the harm associated with all forms of violence under the guise of culture or religion – so-called Honour Based Violence.

“We recognise that women, children and young people experience a range of unacceptable behaviours associated with forced marriage, including domestic, physical or emotional abuse.

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