Australia has HUNDREDS of child brides

Australia has HUNDREDS of child brides

In a story broken by The Daily Telegraph in September of 2016, they reveal 73 different cases of young girls being flown overseas to be forcefully married, have been reported to the government run child-protection helpline since 2014. Young girls predominantly Muslim, are now being flown overseas to be married after the government imposed the Forced Marriage Act in March 2013, in an attempt to crackdown on the spreading paedophilic culture.

Cases of child brides on our own shores far out-weight the ones being flown overseas, with at least 250 girls being married right here against their will being identified by National Children's and Youth Law Centre in 2014. How many young girls are being forced to live in a relationship with their very own paedophile torturer. Director of the National Children's and Youth Law Centre Matthew Keely believes the numbers his organization revealed are just the tip of the iceberg with 80 child marriages in one city alone.

Ms Bee Al-Darraj -child bride survivor

Ms Bee Al-Darraj -child bride survivor

Ms Bee Al-Darraj, a Muslim woman living in western Sydney was interviewed by The Australian in October of 2016, where she revealed that she knew of many Muslim girls who she went to school with who were being illegally married off. Despite many calls to the Australian Federal Police her statements went ignored until one of the girls was beaten by her "husband". Ms Bee Al-Darraj was put into a safe by the Department of Child Services after she fled her family home at 15, after her mother had tried to have her married against her will.

Sources

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/foreign-affairs/my-friend-was-wed-at-13-a-mum-at-14-how-authorities-failed-child-brides/news-story/5e38e8a54842ee0d956a887adc525980

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-23/forced-child-marriage-continuing-in-australia:-report/5613700

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