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UK issues alert regarding forced marriages

UK issues alert regarding forced marriages

Britain has issued a nationwide warning to teachers, doctors and airport staff to be alert to juveniles being transported over the school holidays to forced marriages.

Citing a report by the BBC, Jewish News One reports that teenagers are taken abroad every year.  They think they are going on holiday but instead, are being forced into marriage.

Last year, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced a campaign to fight against forced marriage.

Recent estimates indicate that approximately 5,000 people from the United Kingdom are forced into marriage every year.  More than a third of those affected are under the age of 16.

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