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3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Sunday, 21 December 2014

Legally Married Child Brides are OK with Home Office

Home Office powerless as legal loophole leaves underage child brides free to join husbands in Britain.


Aisha was 6 years old when Mohammed married
 her and 9 when the marriage was consummated.
He was in his 50s.

Child brides from overseas can legally enter Britain because of a legal loophole.

If the girl is wed lawfully in her homeland her husband cannot be prosecuted under UK law, Theresa May’s Home Office said.

Officials made the admission after the Bishop of St Albans Alan Smith asked the House of Lords what steps the Government was taking to protect girls already in under-age marriages from coming into the UK.

Schools minister Lord Nash told him social services and police might be involved if there were child protection issues, but the law as it stands cannot stop child brides entering the UK in the first place.

If the girl is wed lawfully in her homeland then her husband cannot
be prosecuted under UK law, Theresa May’s Home Office admitted
It is not known how many do so, but the Home Office Forced Marriage Unit says of 1,302 cases investigated last year, 15% (195) involved under 16s.

Rt Rev Dr Smith told the Sunday People: “I’m pleased to have unearthed ­anomalies our Government must wrestle with if it is to secure the future and safety of young girls brought into the country.”

Yasmin Rehman of the End Violence against Women Coalition said: “Child marriages should be illegal in this country.

“We protect British-born children, but we seem to think children from other countries have lesser rights if they are child brides.”

Under forced marriage laws passed earlier this year, their weddings would be illegal only if they were coerced.

Children having children long before their bodies are ready
In August, Home Secretary Mrs May failed to prevent a girl of 15 from Eritrea in Africa from coming to Britain, despite fears her marriage was illegal.

Yordanos Takle Tesfagabir was reunited with her husband who lives here as a refugee.

One in nine girls worldwide is married before age 15. Girls of 14 can wed in Bolivia and Paraguay, and under 12s in Tanzania.