Yle has learned that girls from immigrant families at a school in Western Finland have been sent abroad into forced marriages. Teachers say they are aware of the situation but are unable to do anything about it.

"I've encountered situations where marriages have already been arranged for girls who've come here from elsewhere. Some of them are actually pleased with the situation, but there are some who want to continue their studies," says a teacher at the school.

The teacher points out that not all youngsters from other cultures are aware of Finland's equality standards.

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