AN education pack designed to help stop young women becoming victims of forced marriage has drawn international attention.

The Evening Times told last week how council agency Glasgow Life had developed resources to help youth workers and teachers tackle the issue. And now the pack has drawn requests for advice on the topic from New Zealand.

Senior policy analysts from the Department of Internal Affairs in New Zealand contacted Glasgow Life for information about stopping forced marriage.

Glasgow Life Board Member, councillor Soryia Siddique, said: "It is clear that this is an issue that concerns people worldwide and we are keen to share our knowledge with others if that helps ensure less people are affected by forced marriage."

Last week the Evening Times told the story of Sameem Ali from Glasgow who was forced to marry a man in Pakistan when she was just 13.

Sameem has since managed to carve out a new life for herself and is now a successful mother-of-two.