Forced marriage

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Parliament to vote on bill to ban child marriage in England and Wales
Marriage of under-18s associated with risk of domestic, sexual and ‘honour’-based violence, say MPs, who will vote on Friday

Karen McVeigh

16, Nov, 2021 @4:35 PM

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The Guardian view on predatory marriage: new safeguards are needed | Editorial
Editorial: The state has taken too casual an approach. Of course a person’s capacity to marry should be checked


03, Oct, 2021 @5:30 PM

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‘I’m one of them’: the FGM survivor providing a lifeline in Leeds
Stigma can stop women seeking help but Hawa Bah, who was cut at eight, reaches those suffering in silence to get them the care they need

Louise Donovan

25, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The Guardian view on the Taliban’s advance: not an American debacle but Afghans’ tragedy
Editorial: People are losing their homes, their freedom and their hope. That should be more of a priority than US credibility


13, Aug, 2021 @5:03 PM

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Aid cuts make a mockery of UK pledges on girls’ education | Zoe Williams
The government’s words at the global education summit are completely at odds with its behaviour

Zoe Williams

29, Jul, 2021 @1:31 PM

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‘We can do anything’: the Indian girls’ movement fighting child marriage
At 17, Priyanka Bairwa refused her arranged marriage. Instead, she started Rajasthan Rising to help thousands of others and call for free education

Neha Bhatt

13, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Knots: A Forced Marriage Story review – bleak overview of marital coercion in America
Judging by the harrowing testimonies in Kate Ryan Brewer’s documentary, the US legal system offers little protection for teenage women pushed to marry against their will

Adrian Horton

01, Jun, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘I miss school’: 800m children still not fully back in classes
Rights groups warn that children across the world are being pushed into abusive situations, from early marriage to child labour

Harriet Grant, Sally Hayden, Ruchi Kumar, Luke Taylor

05, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Family of girl, 12, forced to marry abductor condemn Pakistan authorities
Kidnap of child who was forced to sleep in cattle pen is latest case to highlight widespread abuses of religious minority women and girls

Haroon Janjua in Islamabad

10, Feb, 2021 @5:30 AM

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A younger man has befriended my grandmother. I worry he’s a threat
If she trusts him more than family, she’s at risk, says Annalisa Barbieri. The authorities can help, but you need to stay vigilant

Annalisa Barbieri

09, Oct, 2020 @2:00 PM

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'She won't be the last': why not enough has changed since the murder of Banaz Mahmod
In 2006, the 20-year-old was killed on the orders of family members. Ahead of an ITV drama on the case, her sister reflects on the police response

Karen McVeigh

21, Sep, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Referrals to UK forced marriage unit fell 10% last year
Government advice body handled 1,355 cases in 2019, close to average of past decade

Jamie Grierson Home affairs correspondent

25, Jun, 2020 @3:14 PM

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