Coronavirus puts girls from Hong Kong, Britain’s ethnic minorities at greater risk of forced marriage

//Coronavirus puts girls from Hong Kong, Britain’s ethnic minorities at greater risk of forced marriage

Coronavirus puts girls from Hong Kong, Britain’s ethnic minorities at greater risk of forced marriage

The coronavirus pandemic is putting girls from ethnic minorities in Hong Kong and Britain at greater risk of being forced into marriage. This story is part of a series on women’s issues in China and Asia to coincide with International Women’s Day.Jani*, a 17-year-old Briton of Bangladeshi descent living in the United Kingdom, has spent the past year in constant dread.“I fear that I will be taken abroad and never let back. [And that] I will be raped,” she said.Jani’s family started telling her…

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