Forced to Marry

9th October 2013| ITV Exposure

In this undercover investigation, religious leaders appear willing to agree to perform underage marriages at some mosques across the UK.

The vast majority of forced marriages of British children happen abroad, according to official statistics. But Hardcash’s investigation has been told by experts in the field that children as young as 10 are being forced into marriage in the UK.

“Meera” said she was married in the UK when she was 15-years-old. She told the programme she found the experience so devastating that she has not been able to tell her friends or family, and she remains trapped in her forced marriage, 40 years on.