In the name of what?
Browsing through the news today I came across a truly shocking video of an 11 year old girl who had run away from her family as they were attempting to force her into marriage.
What were the reasons for this forced marriage?
Is it for monetary gain?
Is there a religious reason?
It just goes to show that some parts of the world are so far behind the rest that they might as well still be in the stone age.
According to a UK Home Office and FCO report:
Where the age was known, 13% involved victims below 15 years, 22% involved victims aged 16-17
The oldest victim was 71 and the youngest was 2.
The FMU handled cases involving 60 different countries, including Pakistan (47.1%), Bangladesh (11%), India (8%), Afghanistan (2.1%), Somalia (1.2%), Turkey (1.1%), Iraq (1%), Iran (0.9%), Nigeria (0.9%), Sri Lanka (0.9%), Egypt (0.6%), Saudi Arabia (0.6%), Yemen (0.6%), The Gambia (0.5%), Morocco (0.5%), and Ukraine (0.5%). The origin was unknown in 7.7% of cases.
Here is the said video: