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Forced marriage: victims' advocates push for education, empowerment

Forced marriage was criminalised in Australia in 2013. Since then, hundreds of cases have been referred to the Australian Federal Police, but no-one has been prosecuted.

Forced marriages are typically arranged by family members, which often makes the victim reluctant to call police. Experts say that's not necessarily a problem – if victims can be given the help they need outside the criminal justice system.

The ABC's Bridget Fitzgerald spoke to Dr Carol Kaplanian, Kyla Raby and Laura Vidal, Policy & Research Specialist from Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand about ways to support people impacted by or at risk of forced marriage.

Listen to the ABC report, here.

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