‘I hate this monster, I mean nothing to him’ – forced marriages in Britain

Hundreds of teenagers are being forced into unwanted marriages every year in Britain, according to new figures. The government’s Forced Marriage Unit says it dealt with 1,302 cases of men and women being pressured by relatives to wed in 2013. A quarter of incidents involved victims aged 16-17 and 82% of cases involved women. Although the total number of cases has fallen from 1,485 in 2012, there are fears that many are unreported. One victim is Tina, from Birmingham, who was forced by her family to marry a man from India. The 18-year-old claims she was beaten by…Read more