Types of Forced Marriage
FORCED MARRIAGE BY PARENTS, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES
FORCED MARRIAGE BY RELIGIOUS LEADERS
FORCED MARRIAGE IN CONFLICT ZONES
TRAFFICKING FOR THE PURPOSE OF FORCED MARRIAGE
KIDNAPPING FOR THE PURPOSE OF FORCED MARRIAGE
ADOPTION FOR THE PURPOSE OF FORCED MARRIAGE
FORCED MARRIAGE THROUGH HEREDITARY SLAVERY
FORCED MARRIAGE BY PARTNER
FORCED MARRIAGE BY JUDGE
1 Female-selective abortion – occurs when tests are done on a pregnant woman to determine the sex of the fetus, and only those fetuses determined to be female are aborted.
2 Female infanticide – occurs when a female infant is purposely killed because she is a girl, or when she is abandoned without food, shelter or care so that she will die from starvation, frostbite, dehydration or injury.