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Airport Screeners Help Spot Forced Marriages

In the U.K. this summer, airport security machines are detecting a different kind of danger, but these alarms are being intentionally triggered as young girls who suspect they are being taken abroad for a forced marriage place metal spoons in their underwear to alert authorities. The idea was spread by a charity called Karma Nirvana, which serves as a helpline for girls who have been ordered to wed against their wishes. 

Posted on Aug 17, 2013 READ MORE


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Escaped Child Bride Says She’d ‘Rather Die’ Than Be Forced to Marry

Take a moment to watch this chilling and heartbreaking video in which a brave 11-year-old girl from Yemen opens up about risking her life by escaping from her parents ahead of a forced marriage to an adult suitor.

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