SHOULD BE DONE TO PROTECT TEENAGERS FROM FORCED MARRIAGES
Ramadhan Foundation welcomes the Home Affairs Select Committee report
into forced marriages, these sort of immoral acts are forbidden in
Islam and we have led the campaign to highlight this injustice in the
congratulate the Government’s Forced Marriages Unit for all the work
they do to highlight this issue and what support is available for
people who are forced into marriage. We are disappointed that the
Committee has not recognised that there has been a dramatic change from
over fifteen years ago, yet we will never be complacent.
Muhammad Umar, Chairman of the Foundation comments:
Ramadhan Foundation once again has been the only organisation willing
to talk openly about this immoral act and we will continue to speak out
against this evil.
problems with teenagers disappearing from school must be addressed and
students must be aware of the support available for them. The
Ethnic Minority community must speak up and condemn these sham
marriages and not allow the silence to blind the whole community.
must also recognise the sea change in attitudes and practices over the
past few decades; we still have a long way to go.
should offer as much support and advice to students in difficult
Notes for editors
Ramadhan Foundation is the UK's leading Muslim youth organisation that
is working for peaceful co-existence and dialogue for all
communities. Based in Greater Manchester and working to also
establish the platform for human unity amongst our communities in the
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