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Here are the resources we found for forced marriage for parents and families:
Forced Marriage Presentation
This video contains a presentation of forced marriage presentation in Urdu by Shaista, Chair of Muslim Women’s Network UK. It explains the reasons that are used to justify forced marriage, the consequences of forced marriage, what the law and religion says and about getting help.
Forced Marriage: One Woman’s Story
This video shows the story of a woman who was forced to marry a man she barely knew to protect the honour of her family and how she came through the experience to help others. She tells the story of meeting a man for less than an hour before her father told her that she should marry him, or she would end up dead.
Jasvinder: Honour Crimes and Forced Marriage
Forced marriage and honour crimes are illegal in the United Kingdom. In this video, Jasvinder shares her experiences of forced marriage and honour crimes before she managed to escape from her family. This video is a cautionary tale aimed at telling others where they can seek help if they are in a similar situation.
Muslim Women’s Network UK
Muslim Women’s Network UK is the only national Muslim women’s organisation in Britain. They are a small national charity and work to improve the social justice and equality for Muslim women and girls. Their membership also includes women of other faiths who support our work.
Karma Nirvana are an organisation supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage. They provide a freephone number for people to call if they think they are at risk of forced marriage or abuse.
The Salam Project
The Salam Project runs a number of events and outreach experiences on topics such as gang crime, anti social behaviour, extremism, radicalisation and female hate crimes. They also offer education on more specific topics like female genital mutilation, forced marriages and honour killings.