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Here are the resources we found for forced marriage for young people:
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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.
Forced Marriage and Honour Abuse
Saba wants to break the taboo surrounding the issue of forced marriage. She put together this video with men and women talking about their experiences of forced marriage and honour abuse. She hopes young people will see this video and recognise that forced marriage and honour abuse aren’t normal, and are illegal.
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.
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.
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.
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.