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New guidance is being published urging schools to identify signs of forced marriages ahead of the holidays.
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Despite the fact that there have been national guidelines introduced by the CPS in preventing violence against women, and also training for those who handle such cases, women are still being failed and the issue of victim credibility questioned.
March 7 was One Law for All's "first warning to the British government and the political Islamic movement".
Women had been fighting fundamentalism on the streets of London for years before The Satanic Verses, writes a member of Southall Black Sisters, Rahila Gupta, on Comment is Free.
"We have just avoided discussing or dealing with this matter head on. There has to be a culture change."
A woman who fled Iran after her girlfriend was arrested and sentenced to death in Tehran has won her battle to be granted asylum in Britain.
A young woman has been saved from a forced marriage after police used new legal powers to prevent her father from taking her to Pakistan.
A British law went into effect Tuesday that allows courts to prevent someone from being forced into marriage — a move that comes as governments across Europe confront immigrant practices that sometimes clash with more liberal values.
"Born in 1952 to a Methodist father and a mother of Muslim heritage in Maryland, Ms Wadud, who has written books on the Koran and memorised most of it, first delivered a Friday sermon in Cape Town, South Africa, in August 1994."