Clowns & Jokers

Stuck in the middle.... Left, right, centre. It's a mess out there.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Where have all the girls gone

Do Not Contact the Parents

...a statistical analysis done several years ago by Bradford city council. It tracked 1,000 boys and 1,000 girls with Muslim names as they moved through school; at primary, for 1,000 boys on roll, there were 989 girls; by secondary, the 1,000 boys were still around, but the number of girls had dwindled to 860. Across the report the analyst had written: "Where have all the girls gone?" Balmforth, who gives talks to teachers and social workers, says the answer is that the girls have been taken to Bangladesh or Pakistan. In such cases, by the time teachers notice girls have disappeared, it is frequently too late to do anything. The pattern that leads to forced marriage tends to run as follows: emotional blackmail, threats, beatings, imprisonment and kidnap.

hat tip Butterfliesandwheels

2 Comments:

At Friday, 13 October, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dunno where would you prefer to live, in the sun in Pakistan or in Bradford. I seem to remember a custody battle a few weeks ago...the choice Scotland or Pakistan.

 
At Friday, 13 October, 2006, Anonymous alison said...

sorry but thats dismissive. please read the linked article and bear in mind that one case is NOT synonymous with the majority. that girl is rebelling. many others are forcibly taken.

 

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