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Forced Marriage Resources for Young People

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Right to Choose: Spotting the Signs of Forced Marriage – Nayana’s Story

Summer holidays are the peak time for young people to be taken overseas and forced into marriage. In some cases they are taken on what they have been told is a holiday to visit family abroad, but in fact a marriage has been planned. This video shows Nayana’s story of packing to go on holiday, versus what really happens.

Right to Choose: Spotting the Signs of Forced Marriage – Azim’s Story

Summer holidays are the peak time for young people to be taken overseas and forced into marriage. In some cases they are taken on what they have been told is a holiday to visit family abroad, but in fact a marriage has been planned. This video shows one young man’s story of being forced into a marriage he does not want.

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.

Your Tomorrow

Tomorrow is yours, no matter what. If you want to get married one day, that’s your choice. Maybe you’ll have an arranged marriage, where you are given the choice to say no. If you do not have a choice, that’s a forced marriage and that’s illegal.

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Forced Marriage

Because forced marriage is illegal, it can happen in secret and can also be planned by parents, family or religious leaders. It may also include physical abuse, sexual abuse, or emotional abuse.

What is Sexual Violence?

This webpage from Rape Crisis England and Wales covers what sexual violence is and what you should do if you are experiencing or have experienced sexual violence. Sexual violence is any unwanted sexual act or activity. There are many different kinds of sexual violence, including but not restricted to rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, rape within marriage or relationships, forced marriage, honour-based violence, female genital mutilation, trafficking, sexual exploitation and ritual abuse.

Organisation

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.

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Say No to Forced Marriage

Forced marriage can never be justified. This booklet covers common reasons that are given by parents and other family members to try and justify forced marriage, and why they are no justifications for forced marriage at all. It covers all the reasons from family honour, to forced marriage being a solution to homosexuality.

Forced Marriage & Honour Based Violence is against the Law

Honour based violence is a violent crime or incident which may have been committed to protect or defence the perceive honour of the family. Forced marriage is a marriage performed without one or more person’s consent. This booklet covers both of these topics and explains what to do if you find yourself in such a situation.

Right to Choose: Spotting the Signs of Forced Marriage – Nayana’s Story

Summer holidays are the peak time for young people to be taken overseas and forced into marriage. In some cases they are taken on what they have been told is a holiday to visit family abroad, but in fact a marriage has been planned. This video shows Nayana’s story of packing to go on holiday, versus what really happens.

Right to Choose: Spotting the Signs of Forced Marriage – Azim’s Story

Summer holidays are the peak time for young people to be taken overseas and forced into marriage. In some cases they are taken on what they have been told is a holiday to visit family abroad, but in fact a marriage has been planned. This video shows one young man’s story of being forced into a marriage he does not want.

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.

Webpage

Forced Marriage

Because forced marriage is illegal, it can happen in secret and can also be planned by parents, family or religious leaders. It may also include physical abuse, sexual abuse, or emotional abuse.

What is Sexual Violence?

This webpage from Rape Crisis England and Wales covers what sexual violence is and what you should do if you are experiencing or have experienced sexual violence. Sexual violence is any unwanted sexual act or activity. There are many different kinds of sexual violence, including but not restricted to rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, rape within marriage or relationships, forced marriage, honour-based violence, female genital mutilation, trafficking, sexual exploitation and ritual abuse.

Download

Say No to Forced Marriage

Forced marriage can never be justified. This booklet covers common reasons that are given by parents and other family members to try and justify forced marriage, and why they are no justifications for forced marriage at all. It covers all the reasons from family honour, to forced marriage being a solution to homosexuality.

Forced Marriage & Honour Based Violence is against the Law

Honour based violence is a violent crime or incident which may have been committed to protect or defence the perceive honour of the family. Forced marriage is a marriage performed without one or more person’s consent. This booklet covers both of these topics and explains what to do if you find yourself in such a situation.

Right to Choose: Spotting the Signs of Forced Marriage – Nayana’s Story

Summer holidays are the peak time for young people to be taken overseas and forced into marriage. In some cases they are taken on what they have been told is a holiday to visit family abroad, but in fact a marriage has been planned. This video shows Nayana’s story of packing to go on holiday, versus what really happens.

Right to Choose: Spotting the Signs of Forced Marriage – Azim’s Story

Summer holidays are the peak time for young people to be taken overseas and forced into marriage. In some cases they are taken on what they have been told is a holiday to visit family abroad, but in fact a marriage has been planned. This video shows one young man’s story of being forced into a marriage he does not want.

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.

Organisation

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.

Webpage

Forced Marriage

Because forced marriage is illegal, it can happen in secret and can also be planned by parents, family or religious leaders. It may also include physical abuse, sexual abuse, or emotional abuse.

What is Sexual Violence?

This webpage from Rape Crisis England and Wales covers what sexual violence is and what you should do if you are experiencing or have experienced sexual violence. Sexual violence is any unwanted sexual act or activity. There are many different kinds of sexual violence, including but not restricted to rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, rape within marriage or relationships, forced marriage, honour-based violence, female genital mutilation, trafficking, sexual exploitation and ritual abuse.

Download

Say No to Forced Marriage

Forced marriage can never be justified. This booklet covers common reasons that are given by parents and other family members to try and justify forced marriage, and why they are no justifications for forced marriage at all. It covers all the reasons from family honour, to forced marriage being a solution to homosexuality.

Forced Marriage & Honour Based Violence is against the Law

Honour based violence is a violent crime or incident which may have been committed to protect or defence the perceive honour of the family. Forced marriage is a marriage performed without one or more person’s consent. This booklet covers both of these topics and explains what to do if you find yourself in such a situation.