New Report: "Forced Marriages in Council of Europe Member States"
Sunday, March 19, 2006 9:00 PM

A report entitled “Forced Marriages in Council of Europe Member States” written by Edwige Rude-Antoine was released last year. The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers considers forced marriage as an act of violence against women as it is carried out without the consent of the persons concerned. The report examines the ways in which forced marriages occur and the numerous issues involved, as well as assess the ways in which the law can prevent them from occurring. The report also addresses the limits of a legal approach and the importance of programs initiated in the social sector. The study examines forced marriage in 28 member states.

Compiled from: Forced Marriages in Council of Europe Member States, Edwige Rude-Antoine, Council of Europe, 2005.