Forced Marriages, Endangering Lives

http://www.hrw.org/news/2011/06/20/philippines-dictating-choices-risking-lives

In the Philippines,  forced marriage is practiced and in this situation "Sara" was married to an older man when she was only 15. Sara is not her real name as her real name is not given for protection purposes. This forced marriage left a horrible mark on Sara. When the marriage was over she discovered that her husband had HIV and had infected her. Then her husband's family abused her because they thought she had infected her husband. This is one example which should help start the changing of forced marriages. Can you think of ways to help the cause?

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