Position Paper on Forced Marriage Analysis of Arranged Marriage as Practiced in Jewish Communities
8 February 2021
This paper examines the shidduch system of arranged marriages as practised in Charedi communities, in the context of the UK legislation and Government guidance on forced marriage. We conclude that some shidduch arrangements fall within the definition of forced marriage under UK law. This is largely due to the social coercion to marry, and the lack of personal autonomy that some Charedi young people have over their choice of marriage partner and circumstances of their marriage.
Position Paper on Forced Marriage Analysis of Arranged Marriage as Practiced in Jewish Communities. . 8 February 2021: https://archive.jpr.org.uk/object-1608