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Teaspoons in underwear, the measure of an airport in Sweden to stop forced marriages and ablation

NewsTeaspoons in underwear, the measure of an airport in Sweden to stop forced marriages and ablation

In Gothenburg, the second largest city in Sweden, a campaign has been launched against the forced matirmonies and the ablation suffered by many Muslim girls. It is spreading a tactic created by the British NGO, Karma Nirvana, which consists of hiding a spoon in the underwear so that, when passing through the airport control, the metal detector is activated and they can talk in private with the security personnel.

One of the driving forces of this idea in the Nordic country is Katarina Idegard, in charge of issues of gender violence in Gothenburg, who explained that the workers of the airport have already been instructed to act in these cases.

This tactic has already saved several girls in the United Kingdom and has now been implanted in Sweden because, according to Idegard, forced marriages increase during the holiday season, especially in summer, when families have the opportunity to travel to their homes. countries of origin. From Sweden, they encourage other countries in the world to adopt this measure.

According to UNHCR data, “in developing countries, 70% of girls marry before the age of 18. Many of them are forced in. Every year there are some 14 million forced marriages around the world.”


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