Forced into marriage abroad

If you are being forced into marriage abroad the steps you need to take depend on where you are.

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What is forced marriage?

Not everyone is free to choose their own partner. Parents or other family members may choose a partner and force you to marry them. Sometimes this is just with words, but it can also involve threats, blackmail and violence. If you feel like someone is making you get married or like you have no say in who you marry, this is a forced marriage.

What can I do if I am being forced to marry?

The steps you can take depend on where you are.


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