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A forced marriage is when a person gets married without freely and fully consenting. This may be because they do not understand the nature and effect of the marriage ceremony (this includes anyone under 16 years) or they have been coerced, threatened or deceived.

Forced Child Marriage

From the Middle East to Latin America, South Asia to Europe,forced child marriage is a global problem that cuts across countries, cultures, religions and ethnicities. Watch this short video lesson to learn the challenges in addressing this issue.

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Forced Marriage in Australia

Forced Marriage is happening here in Australia to Australian citizens. Since forced or non-consenting marriage was made a crime in Australia, service providers report that they are recurrently contacted by persons at risk of being victims, and persons who are victims of this crime.

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