Our Campaign against Forced Marriage
“Our visions are world free of violence against women, a better quality of life and safe place for women all over the world.” Forced marriage is a crime.
Do you know someone who is facing or being affected by Forced Marriage or Honour Based Abuse?
No one has the right has the right to deny you freedom.
- We support victims of honour-based abuse or forced marriage
If you or someone you know is being forced into a marriage, or at risk of forced marriage and needs help and advice, and support, contact us on 02088870155. If in immediate danger call the police on 999. Call us we never talk to your family.
- Forced marriage is abuse, it is also an emotional manipulation, control, shame, physical abuse. It destroys lives.
- Forced marriage and honour-based violence is part of the spectrum of violence against women and girls (VAWG)
Forced Marriage is illegal
Force marriage offences Forced marriage is illegal in England and Wales. This includes:
*Taking someone overseas to force them to marry (whether or not the forced marriage takes place)
*Marrying someone who lacks the mental capacity to consent to the marriage (whether they’re pressured to or not)
*Forcing someone to marry can result in a sentence of up to 7 years in prison.
Forcing someone to marry isn’t always physical, but it is always against the law.