New Abuse Figures Forced Marriages in Germany More Prevalent than Thought

A new study has revealed that thousands of young women and girls in forced marriages seek help every year in Germany. The vast majority of victims come from Muslim families, and many have been threatened with violence or even death. The numbers involved are much higher than previously suspected.
A young Muslim woman in Frankfurt (2010 photo): A new study has revealed that thousands of women are trapped in forced marriages.

A young Muslim woman in Frankfurt (2010 photo): A new study has revealed that thousands of women are trapped in forced marriages.

Foto: Wolfram Steinberg/ dpa
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