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Afghanistan: Forced Marriage

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL3660, tabled on 3 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent reports of young Afghan girls being sold into marriage.

Answered on

17 November 2021

We are deeply concerned by the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, particularly its impact on the most vulnerable, including women and girls. We are concerned by the practice of forced marriage in Afghanistan, particularly for children, and that more women and girls could be sold into marriage as the humanitarian situation worsens. We continue to closely monitor the situation.