Forced marriage

Forced marriage

Forced marriage is illegal under Swiss law. Forced marriages differ from arranged marriages, where potential partners are introduced to each other through an intermediary, but decide themselves whether or not they want to marry. The threat of forced marriage is greatest for young women. Couples in forced marriages often assume traditional gender roles. Changing gender attitudes and achieving true integration requires openness on both sides. Our society must provide young adults with real opportunities for self-fulfillment if we are to prevent them from withdrawing into traditional roles.

Switzerland

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Zwangheirat Schweiz *: www.zwangsheirat.ch

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* = Services explicitly offered also in other languages than German.

Aargau

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Basel-Landschaft

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Basel-Stadt

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  • Project against forced marriage by the GGG MIgration including a documentary which can be ordered for free: www.ggg-migration.ch

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Solothurn

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