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There can be no cultural get-out clause for child abusers

There can be no cultural get-out clause for child abusers

Posted: Fri, 05 Oct 2012 12:13 by Anne Marie Waters

It's official – raping children is wrong. Sometimes. It depends on the colour (sorry "culture") of the child being raped. Welcome to post-racism Europe.

Forced marriage: the real racism lies in our failure to protect victims

Forced marriage: the real racism lies in our failure to protect victims

Posted: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 12:43 by Anne Marie Waters

Forced marriage is to become a criminal offence. I am tempted to think progress is being made and that many young girls will now be saved from a life of rape and servitude. I'm afraid I remain somewhat sceptical however, because laws mean nothing if they are not enforced.

Child brides and licensed rape

Child brides and licensed rape

Posted: Tue, 03 Apr 2012 10:47 by Tessa Kendall

Women in the UK are being forced to get married with threats and violence. Children under the legal age of consent for marriage or sex are also being forced to marry - and most of them are girls.