|The British Forced Marriage Unit handles about 300 cases a year of people who are forced into marriages against their will. Some cases involve children as young as 11 years old.|
Peter Abbott of Great Britain's Forced Marriage Unit tells host Peggy Wehmeyer that youngsters being forced into marriage often undergo emotional and physical pressure. Usually, they are taken overseas where the marriage is to be performed. But the Forced Marriage Unit can step in to stop the ceremony, rescue the young victim, and return them to Britain.