Tuesday, March 21, 2017
From Family Law Week:
The Forced Marriage Unit has published information on the number of cases reported to the Unit via its public helpline and email inbox from 1 January to 31 December 2016.
In 2016, the Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) gave advice or support related to a possible forced marriage in 1,428 cases (the highest annual figure since 2012). These figures include contact that has been made to the FMU through the public helpline or by email in relation to a new case.
Of the cases that FMU provided support to:
371 cases (26%) involved victims below 18 years of age; and
497 cases (34%) involved victims aged 18-25.
Read more here.