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The Forced Marriage Unit

A forced marriage is where you are coerced into marrying someone against your will. You may be physically threatened or emotionally blackmailed to do so. It is an abuse of human rights and cannot be justified on any religious or cultural basis.

Forced Marriage is not the same as an arranged marriage where you have a choice as to whether to accept the arrangement. The tradition of arranged marriages has operated successfully within many communities and countries for a very long time.

If you think you, or someone you know might be forced into marriage please call this unit for advice/support.

Who to contact

020 7008 0151
(0044 20 7008 0151 from overseas)


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