Examining the Impact of Gender on Young People’s views of Forced Marriage in Britain

Author: Aisha K. Gill, PhD;  Heather Harvey Publication: 2016 A study by the University of Roehampton and The Nia Project has found that there is a learned gender-based discrimination between British Asian youths. The findings suggest that girls are more likely to be compliant to forced marriage, while boys are more inclined to fight against such parental or familial wishes. The study’s recommendations are that forced marriage initiatives bare in mind this gendered difference when approaching the subject.
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