Via Asian Image:
A London based women’s charity has launched a campaign to raises awareness of forced marriages.
JAN Trust deals with issues concerning minority communities and migrants and has launched ‘Mujboor’ which means ‘forced’ in Urdu.
The campaign will be piloted initially in Slough and eventually extended to other parts of the UK.
Forced marriage is an issue that is widespread across all communities, however statistics show that the majority of victims come from a South Asian background.
FCO Forced Marriage Unit data shows that 64% of forced marriage cases related to Pakistani victims, 15% related to Bangladeshi victims and 8% related to Indian victims.