Many Muslims in Denmark don't get married just at city hall. Muslim marriages (nikah) - where a couple are married by an imam - are very widespread.

But women who leave a Muslim marriage, risk violence in the worst case and in some cases being forced to give up contact with their families.

This according to a new report from the Danish National Centre for Social Research (SFI), which for the first time investigated the extent of Muslim marriages in Denmark, based on interviews with 250 people, primarily from the Muslim communities in Denmark.

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