Understanding Forced Marriage in Scotland

Chantler, K., Baker, V., MacKenzie, M., McCarry, M. and Mirza, N. (2017) Understanding Forced Marriage in Scotland. Project Report. Scottish Government.

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Abstract

In September 2015, the Scottish Government commissioned a 10 month study to better understand forced marriage in Scotland. This is the first forced marriage study that focuses exclusively on Scotland. The study had three research questions: - What is the level and profile of service use relating to forced marriage in Scotland? - How are services responding to forced marriage in Scotland? - What is the impact of the interventions for forced marriage in Scotland? Methods The study focussed on six areas: Aberdeen, Dundee, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Highland. An analysis of forced marriage policy in each of the six case study areas was undertaken, together with interviews with Protection Leads. One-to-one semi-structured interviews were carried out with a range of professionals including police officers, social workers, legal professionals and staff from Women‟s Aid organisations and other third sector organisations. Eight in- depth interviews were also conducted with survivors1 of forced marriage. Additionally, a survey was distributed to 293 organisations – schools and women‟s organisations in the six study areas, and Women‟s Aid, minority ethnic and other support organisations throughout Scotland.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mirza, Dr Nughmana and MacKenzie, Professor Mhairi
Authors: Chantler, K., Baker, V., MacKenzie, M., McCarry, M., and Mirza, N.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Publisher:Scottish Government
ISBN:9781786524379
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Crown Copyright
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under an Open Government License

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