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Underage and Forced Marriage Continues Despite New laws

by Peter Magee on December 24, 2014

Peter Magee

In an article published in the Sun Herald in March this year, Emma Partridge reports in an article titled “Hotline plan to help hidden child brides” that there are at least 60 child brides living in South West Sydney and many more girls are destined to be forced into underage marriage.

Partridge reports that Eman Sharobeen works with teenage girls … Read more

New laws to take a stand against Forced Marriage

by Peter Magee on June 12, 2012

Peter Magee

Further to my previous blog “Forced Marriages, Yes It Happens Here” on 2 April 2012, in an article in the Sydney Morning Herald on 30 May 2012 Richard Willingham reports that the Attorney General, Nicola Roxon has introduced laws that criminalise forced marriage in addition to forced labour and organ trafficking.

The article states that people found guilty of forced … Read more

Forced marriage. Yes, it happens here.

by Peter Magee on April 2, 2012

Peter Magee

In an article by Caroline Overington, published in the Weekend Australian on 11 February 2012, “The Wedding Vow”, the issue of forced marriage in relation to children is discussed.

A large portion of the article focuses on an interview Overington had with Dr Emran Sharobeen, who herself was promised to her cousin from the age of 14 years.

Among … Read more