Forced Marriages

MAT raised awareness on the issue of forced marriage by launching proposals within the Muslim Community for discussion and support for victims of forced marriage. MAT published a 28 page report detailing its proposals through which the community at all levels could tackle the problems of forced marriages head on.

We believe MAT is in an ideal position within the Muslim community to deal with forced marriage cases.

MAT’s approach involves trained judges and/or mediators interviewing the potential victim but also their family members, taking into account all relevant factors before arriving to a decision. If MAT is satisfied that no coercion has been used, a certificate will be issued which can be used as a supporting document for a spousal visa or as evidence before the court.

For full details on the initiative launched by MAT on the issue of forced marriages:

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