Child marriage or forced marriage? South Asian communities in North East England

Geetanjali Gangoli, Melanie McCarry, Amina Razak

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This article addresses the links between child marriage and forced marriage in the UK, drawing from a research study on South Asian communities in North East England. It looks at definitional issues through an analysis of UK and South Asian policies. It also analyses how these concepts are understood by service providers, survivors of child marriage and young people from South Asian communities. Finally, concepts such as gender, age, familial and community control reflected in normative marriage practices are addressed. 
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)418-429
Number of pages12
JournalChildren and Society
Issue number6
Early online date14 Oct 2008
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • child marriage
  • forced marriage
  • north east England
  • children
  • south asian communities

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