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Honour based violence and forced marriage

Honour based violence and forced marriage

Honour based violence (HBV) is serious. It is based upon cultural perceptions of individuals bringing 'shame' or 'dishonour' on individuals, a family or the wider community. Forced Marriage (FM) or Domestic Abuse are forms of honour based violence.

If you are experiencing or afraid that you are at risk of Honour based Violence or Forced Marriage, there are people that you can speak to who will be able to provide you with help and support, in confidence.

Main helpline

For advice or non emergency assistance call the Forced Marriage Unit Helpline:

From the UK:

020 7008 0151

(Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.)

From overseas:

+44 (0)20 7008 0151

(Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.)

Out of hours:

020 7008 1500

(ask for the Global Response Centre)

(Calls are charged at the standard rate for landline and mobiles may vary. Calls from payphones can cost more)

What happens when I call this number?

Website:

Other organisations that can help

Forced Marriage Unit

A joint initiative between the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the Home Office giving advice or support to anyone affected by, or who may encounter, cases of forced marriage.

0207 008 0151 (0044 20 7008 0151 if you are overseas)

Henna Foundation

Registered charity committed to strengthening families within the Muslim Community in Wales. Offering advice and support on Forced Marriage, HBV and Domestic Abuse.

029 2049 6920

www.hennafoundation.org

Honour Network Helpline

Supporting victims of honour based abuse and forced marriage.

0800 5999 247

www.karmanirvana.org.uk

View more in the Service directory

 

Related links

It is unlikely that an individual (particularly children and young people) will make friends, acquaintances or professionals aware that they are in either a forced marriage (FM) or suffering from ‘honour’ based violence (HBV).
If you are being forced to marry someone you don't want to, you may feel like you have no control.
Domestic violence is a form of honour based violence (HBV), but the key difference is the number of people involved and the level of involvement of wider family and community.
A Forced Marriage Protection Order (FMPO) is a type of injunction (court order) which can stop the person(s) forcing you to marry from doing certain things such as making marriage arrangements or using threatening behaviour.
If you are experiencing or afraid that you are at risk of Honour based Violence or Forced Marriage, there are people that you can speak to who will be able to provide you with help and support, in confidence.

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