UK: Schools and Forced Marriages

UK: Schools and Forced Marriages

Ministers are set to write to all schools and councils setting out their responsibilities in helping prevent forced marriages, junior schools minister Kevin Brennan announced. The move comes after it emerged that many schools in cities with high rates of forced marriages were refusing to display posters raising awareness of the issue because they might offend parents.

Brennan said schools will be “actively encouraged” to use educational material produced by the government’s forced marriage unit.

Source: Press Association – 1 April 2008

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