Belgium sounds the alarm on child marriageby Paola Battista - 2015.03.26
Forced marriages occurr also in Belgium – an unsuspected truth underlined by the International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH), which has just presented a quantitative study on the elusive phenomenon in the country. The warning bell was sounded by more than 56 complaints received by the police in 2010, who don’t take into account the number of cases that go unreported. It’s just the tip of the iceberg that forces both girls and boys into forced marriages. The phenomenon mainly affects the Roma and Afghan communities – say Plan Belgique and the Belgian Institute for Gender Equality. They ask the Belgian government to strengthen the measures to combat the phenomenon, starting from the early identification of the most at-risk cases in schools and bilateral policies with the countries concerned.
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