7 News Sydney

Former Child Bride Calls for an end to Forced Marriage

Date Added: 11/02/2019 09:33 by 7 News Sydney
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Bryan Seymour interviews Tasneem Fakhoury, a former child bride who was sent to Lebanon as a 14yo, where she married a man ten years her senior. Tasneem stayed in that abusive relationship for nearly four years before finally managing to return to Australia. She is now 20 years old and she is determined to help other young girls and women at risk of forced marriage and in abusive relationships. Tasneem is very frank and honest about her harrowing experience. If you are upset or need help, please refer to the links below. My Blue Sky – resources for those at risk of forced/underage marriage https://www.mybluesky.org.au/ Good Shepherd - resources for those at risk of forced/underage marriage https://www.goodshep.org.au/ Australian Federal Police https://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/crime-types/human-trafficking Lifeline https://www.lifeline.org.au www.7plus.com.au/news #7News