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Publication - Research Publication

Understanding forced marriage in Scotland

Published: 30 Jan 2017
Part of:
Equality and rights, Research
ISBN:
9781786524379

Research carried out to better understand forced marriage in Scotland.

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Understanding forced marriage in Scotland
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Footnotes

1. The terms 'survivors', 'victims' and 'women experiencing forced marriage' are used interchangeably in this report

2. A 'case' is a threat of, or actual occurrence of, a forced marriage that has come to the attention of one of the 293 organisations surveyed

3. The guidance can be accessed via the Scottish Government website http://www.gov.scot/Topics/People/Equality/violence-women/forcedmarriage/Guidance

4. Although numbers of reports appear to have risen slightly over time, the changes are not statistically significant, due to the small numbers of cases reported each year. As a result, there is insufficient evidence to assess with confidence whether the Forced Marriage etc. (Protection and Jurisdiction) (Scotland) Act has had any impact on levels of reporting of cases of forced marriage.

5. https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/search-judgments/judgment?id=87a9cca6-8980-69d2-b500-ff0000d74aa7


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