Each year, hundreds – potentially a thousand – young Australians are at risk of forced marriage.
Forced marriage can have devastating consequences, creating a structure through which subjugation, abuse and sexual assault can occur over decades.
But Australia’s current approach to forced marriage isn’t working. Despite frequent reports that it is occurring, there hasn’t been a single conviction for forced marriage offences under our Criminal Code.
That’s why Labor has committed to ground-breaking reform to end forced marriage if elected, which would increase protection and support for victims.
Will you sign our petition to call on the Turnbull Government to work with Labor to end forced marriage?
You can find out more about our plan at the fact sheet here.