One of the winners of the 2011 New and Emerging Community Researcher Awards, Priyanca Radhadkrishnan, studied the issue of forced and underage marriage in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Her paper is now available on the Community Research website. This paper documents the stories of survivors of actual and threatened forced marriage. It postulates that forced marriage is not a cultural issue per se, but a form of violence against women, shaped by socio-political forces and practiced by some. It examines notions of honour and shame, which are often inextricably linked to the issue of forced marriage.
Click here to read it.