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Forced Marriage: Five-Year-Old Could Be UK's Youngest Victim

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I take it you mean forced marriages in general rather than 5 year olds getting married.


Yes I do. There is no minimum age in Brunei or Kuwait although they do recommend that puberty is reached and the parents have to consent. In Yemen, girls at any age can be married but their husbands are supposed to wait until they are old enough to be deemed 'suitable' for sexual intercourse.

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Hundreds of British children, some as young as five yeas old, are being forced into arranged marriages according to a report by the BBC.


Poonam Taneja for the BBC Asian Network found that 29% of all forced marriage cases dealt with by the Foreign Office involved minors.




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