Plea for ban on forced marriages, Michelle Duff, stuff.co.nz (January 28, 2011). NEW ZEALAND: Women’s groups petition Parliament to ban forced marriage as more and more teen wives and brides step forward to report domestic violence and rape. One 14-year-old girl’s parents forced her to marry her rapist, claiming that her rape sullied her honor and her family’s; tragically, her story is not an uncommon one.

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