PERKAWINAN PAKSA DI PERANCIS
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It's also dividing many immigrant families, like that of a young woman we’ll call Sonia. She doesn't want to be identified, because she's cut off all contact with her family. She was born in France, but her parents are from Tunisia.
Sonia's father tried to send her to Tunisia for an arranged marriage, after he found out that her boss had raped her. In her father's eyes, Sonia had dishonored her whole family.
“My father told me it was my fault, that what happened to me,” says Sonia. “I provoked him to do what he did to me. I couldn’t change his mind.”
And there are many others like Sonia. At least 70,000 young women have come under pressure to accept arranged marriages
, according to France's Commission for Integration
“It's necessary to explain to parents and to young people that we are in France,” says Zair Kedadouche, of Arab descent, who sits on that commission. “The relation between Islam and the relation between a woman and men, it’s very hypocritical. Even in I'm Muslim, but I know it’s very hypocritical.”