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Here are the resources we found for forced marriage for professionals:
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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.
Asma knew when she was growing up that something about her life was different. She was raised to be someone’s wife. After finding out she could not having children, Asma’s family didn’t go ahead with an arranged marriage but in this video she shares her story.
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.
Fighting Forced Marriages and Honour Based Abuse – Jasvinder Sanghera
Jasvinder Sanghera is using her voice to speak up about forced marriages and honour based abuse. In this talk she opens up about her experience of forced marriage, the story of her sister who committed suicide following a forced marriage, and what we can do to stop this problem.
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.
A ‘forced’ marriage is defined as one, which is conducted without the valid consent of at least one of the parties and where duress is a factor. This is distinctly different from an ‘arranged’ marriage where both parties agree to the marriage and it is consensual. Forced marriages are a crime and an abuse of human rights.
Awareness of Forced Marriage Training
This course has been developed to raise awareness, challenge perceptions and inform you of the correct actions to take should you suspect that someone is at risk of forced marriage.
Wolverhampton Multi-Agency Forced Marriage & Honour Based Violence Protocol
This protocol has been developed to assist professionals and individuals working within Wolverhampton to understand what forced marriage and honour based violence is, to be able to recognise it, and in the event of disclosure of or suspecting forced marriage and honour based violence, to understand what to do and what not to do.
Multi-Agency Practice Guidelines: Handling Cases of Forced Marriage
This booklet contains practice guidelines for front line practitioners and volunteers with agencies that work to safeguard children and young people from abuse, and protect adults from abuse. It contains information on how police officers, social care workers, and schools can do to safeguard young people from forced marriages.