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Forced Marriage: Home

This LibGuide will provide you with a variety of resources to assist you in your study of this topic.


Newspapers and media sites are important sources of information for this topic. You can access information directly from the Access It Homepage. To get to this page just click on Library at the top of this guide.

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Newsbank is a full text data base of newspaper articles from The Age, The Herald / Sun and The Australian: 

Echo is an index to the newspapers and also provides excellent information on various current issues.

Search terms are important.

Try forced marriage, arranged marriage, child bride, violence against girls, daughter...




Media Articles

Herald Sun, June 10, 2015, news item, 'Jilted lover jailed for plot to murder'.

H/SUN, February 21, 2015, page 13, comment by Tom Elliott, `We can tolerate only so much'.

AUST, March 20, 2015, page 2, news item, `Daughter, 12, married off "to prevent sin"'.

Herald Sun May 17, 2015, news item, Girl 9, forced marriage.

Sydney Morning Herald June 20 2015, news item, 'World annulment, India child brides'.

‘Out of the Shadows: Child Marriage and Slavery’ Report by Catherine Turner (Anti Slavery International April 2013)


International Centre for Research on Women

 ICRW is leading efforts to find solutions that will eliminate the harmful practice of child marriage and provide support to already married adolescents.