Forced Marriage

What happens?

Someone who is being forced into marriage can experience some really scary abuse at the hands of their family. This is known as Honour Based Violence, as their family abuse them to stop them bringing so called ‘shame’ on the family.


The abuse might include:

  • Controlling who they talk to, and stopping them having a mobile phone

  • Controlling how they dress

  • Emotional abuse – such as their parents telling them they will not love them anymore if they do not marry who they want.

  • Watching their every move – this could be a brother or cousin 

  • Imprisonment at home

  • Hurting them physically

  • Tricking them to travel abroad to marry – such as telling them they are going to a family member’s funeral.

This information is up to date as of 28th March 2019 and will not be updated soon