I Escaped My Forced Marriage – The Government Making Victims Pay For Their Own Rescue Is Appalling, Huffington Post, 3rd January 2019
Friday, January 4th, 2019
For most people, there are few things that evoke a more reassuring sense of warmth, comfort, stability, and safety than home. For most, home is a bastion of cocooned unconditional love and support. At home, we tend to have more freedom, more time for family and, for a few hours, we are able to do pretty much as we wish. But that’s not the case for victims of forced marriages, where the home is anything but a refuge.
Recent reports that the Foreign Office has been forcing these women to pay back the costs of their own rescue have put their tortuous plight under the spotlight.