Forced marriages of underage children in Australia


Source: 7 NewsSource: 7 News - More than 50 nine-year-old girls were forced to marry older men in Australia, according to 7 News.

In just two years, 57 children were reported at risk of being forced to marry at an early age and all in the Sydney area.

Other data refer to an email a girl says that she was forced to marry at the end of her school year.

Minister of Family and Human Services Pru Goward said that children are under "great pressure" from their parents.



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