How do we end forced marriage in Australia?

With over 14 million forced marriages worldwide, Australia isn’t completely isolated from the practice. Forced marriage was only criminalised here three years ago, and since then Australia has been working to eradicate the problem.

But how prevalent is the problem here and what protections can authorities offer to those who are at risk?

Professor Jennifer Burn from Anti-Slavery Australia at the University of Technology, Sydney spoke to Sam about the issue.

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Producer: Caroline Wagner

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