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Forced marriage: wedlocked | Editorial

PUBLISHED June 8, 2012

From full-face veils to page 3, different societies devise different ways to put women in their place. Oppression can be found anywhere in Britain, and not just in Muslim communities. But there are certain Pakistani, Bangladeshi and east African communities in which any teacher, police officer or community worker who has their eyes open will witness subjugation in distinctive forms. The forcibly arranged marriages which the government yesterday promised to criminalise are one.

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