Radio Television of Montenegro (RTCG) reported that another case of forced juvenile marriage has been reported to the Police Directorate.
Kontakt plus radio quoted RTCG that an eleven-year-old girl from Montenegro was married to a groom from Kosovo, announced Fana Delija from the Center for Roma Initiatives, adding that she expects the girl to be returned to Montenegro as soon as possible.
“It was reported to the Police Department that marriage was arranged for a girl of 11 years. The girl is on the territory of Kosovo, and I hope that we will respond quickly and adequately, bearing in mind that the girl has already started a marriage,” explained Delija.
The case was reported on Friday and, as Delija added, they do not have feedback on what was happening with the girl.
“We expect the girl to be returned from Kosovo and that further steps to be taken,” Delija told TVCG.
She also states that there was a growing awareness among Roma women to report cases of arranged marriages.
“Out of 83 cases reported to the Center for Roma Initiatives, more than 50 cases were reported by women themselves,” Delija said.