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The document examines honour-killings, compelled marriages, girl genital mutilation and different kinds of abuse
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But when she is here they are hit with the reality that person is here to stay, and that they don’t really like them. I had one case in Liverpool yesterday that lasted 12 hours, because they wanted to deport this woman. Her marriage lasted one week, she arrived here and found that her husband had already been married twice and has children and didn’t tell her or her family. Within a week she left because he beat her immediately. Even though her family know that he has beaten her, lied about not being married and having other kids, they said ‘don’t you dare come back here’.
I asked the temple for help and they told me to go back to the family and work at the relationship. I do not trust anyone in the community including the temple because I think people would only help me if it was to their advantage … if my in-laws were like that then I have little faith in the temple or the wider community. I could never go back home, I won’t be accepted by anyone and would be forced to marry again, and probably end up in the same sort of relationship. university graduate whom friends described as “strong-willed”,22 was summoned to the family home in April 2005 after rejecting husbands proposed by her family and having a relationship with an Afghan asylum seeker.
There are plenty of happy arranged marriages. I lived in a refuge, 2003-4. I came through the help of the police who referred me to the refuge. And I didn’t mention that I was Jewish because you just don’t know if there is anything available. So I went into a Hertfordshire refuge with women of all backgrounds; a complete cross culture. I couldn’t eat in the house, cook in the kitchen, I couldn’t observe the Sabbath. I was completely cut off, so the few weeks later during [the] Christmas period, I found on the internet that a Jewish women’s refuge existed, so I moved into it during New Years Eve.