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Case Study 3, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

I was born in Sierra Leone and lived with my mother and sister. I was cut when I was 8 years old. I was told that there will be a grand ceremony and they bought me a very pretty dress. They invited a lot of other women and there was music and dance. Then the […]

Case Study 2, Forced Marriage, Additional needs

Zara is 19 years old and is profoundly deaf from birth. She is British born from a Pakistani background.  She is living with her parents and brother and has an older married sister. She is the only deaf member of the family.  Zara came to Ashiana to seek help after her parents told her that […]

Case Study 1, Forced Marriage

I am a young Pakistani girl now aged 17. I have lived most of my life in Germany. In 2008 when I was sixteen I was sent to Pakistan after having failed my exams. My father decided to send me to Pakistan on the pretence that I was going to visit my mother but then […]