The Foreign Office, department of Forced marriage

In June 2012, Alemtshaye Gebrekidan was privileged to meet and exchange views with senior officials in the Foreign Office, department of Forced Marriage. Unlike politicians, protocol does not allow us to name civil servants. They were very understanding when we informed them that child marriage at ten years of age was not quite the same thing as early marriage at about 16 years of age. They showed us how to contact other government agencies that were working the whole issue around violence against women and girls.