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German teachers are to get guidelines on handling with pupils the issue of forced marriages, the government said Friday after a spate of cases hit the headlines.

"Forced marriage is an infringement of human rights," Maria Boehmer, the government's commissioner for immigration and integration, said.

"Current mechanisms for helping young men and women threatened by forced marriage often come too late or not at all. Schools can play an important role here," she said.


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