Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Rotterdam Starts Program Against Forced Marriage of Young Girls

Alderman Jantine Kriens (Labor) has informed the municipal council that the municipality has started a program to prevent the forced marriage of young girls in their country of origin. Girls can sign a declaration at school against forced marriage. If they do not return after a holiday, the school can contact the police. and this declaration can then be the legal basis to attack forced stay in another country. Every year after the summer holidays young girls, for instance of Moroccan, Turkish and Pakistani ethnicity, do not return to the Netherlands.

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