In what countries is forced marriage legal?
Fully 96% of countries have laws that specify when people can legally marry. Only six countries – Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen – do not specify a minimum age for marriage.
Do Forced marriages still exist?
Though now widely condemned by international opinion, forced marriages still take place in various cultures across the world, particularly in parts of South Asia and Africa.
What happens if you refuse an arranged marriage?
It could strain the relationship between the offspring and the parents – Refusing to go through with an arranged marriage could be seen as disobedience, and no parent wants to have an offspring who does not want to do as they are told, especially when the situation is believed to be for their own good.
What religion has forced marriages?
Arranged marriages are commonly associated with religion; a few religions that practice this form of marriage include Islam and Judaism.