Spoon in the underwear to avoid “Arranged Marriages”

I know the title sounds like some sort of cliche saying of an old wives tale or a joke but it’s not. It’s a very serious topic and it stretches the boundaries of this cutlery blog for certain.

Sometimes we need to talk about other things to put our own lives into perspective.

Many young British girls (usually 15 or 16) are being sent to South Asia to arranged marriages, against their will. It is sometimes under pretense of  going on holiday with family and they have no way of escaping their escorts and getting help. Sometimes the airport is their last chance in Britain to get help.

So Karma Nirvana charity came up with the genius idea of a spoon in their underwear.  ‘If they don’t know exactly when it may happen or if it’s going to happen, we advise them to put a spoon in their underwear,’ said Natasha Rattu, Karma Nirvana’s operations manager.

When the spoon sets off an alarm, ‘they will be taken to a safe space where they have that one last opportunity to disclose they’re being forced to marry,’ Rattu told AFP.

You can help out at http://www.karmanirvana.org.uk/





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