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GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIP - AUGUST 05: A young relative stands with a groom during a mass wedding organized by the Palestinian party Hamas August 5, 2005 in Gaza City, the Gaza Strip. The brides have a separate ceremony in private. During the two-day celebration, 111 couples will be married. …

Sweden Sees Rise in Forced and Child Marriage Reports

According to the National Suppression of Honor Prevention of Childhood and Forced Marriage, a hotline set up for victims, the number of calls from those wanting to get out of forced or child marriages has steadily increased in Sweden.

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UK Could Raise Marriage Age to 18 to Tackle Forced Weddings

Government ministers are considering raising the minimum age for marriage in England and Wales from 16, as the phenomenon of children from minority communities being taken abroad for forced weddings intensifies.

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U.S-Based Honor Killings: Victims of Growing ‘Silent Epidemic’

Honor violence, which ranges from physical to emotional abuse that can lead to “honor” killings, is a growing “silent epidemic” in the United States that “hurts and kills thousands of women and girls” annually and places “millions more at risk,” according to a women’s rights advocacy group.