Forced Marriage Campaign

Forced Marriage Campaign

The Forced Marriage Unit is a joint Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Home Office unit which provides support and advice to victims, professionals, and those at risk. It operates both inside the UK, where support is provided to individuals, and overseas, where consular assistance is provided to British nationals including dual nationals.

The government is committed to ensuring that professionals who are made aware of a forced marriage victim have the training and guidance they need to provide effective advice and support. This includes police officers, social workers, teachers, and safeguarding professionals.

There are several national organisations that offer support to victims of forced marriage and training and advice to professionals.

For guidance on what to do if you’re trying to stop or leave a forced marriage, please visit the GOV.UK support page.

Call 999 in an emergency or if you are being threatened.

Information about forced marriage. Includes links to information videos and promotional material in a variety of languages to raise awareness of forced marriage.

GOV.UK Guidance on forced marriage. See the section on access guidance and training for multi-agency practice guidelines and statutory guidance for dealing with forced marriage. 

Reporting a forced marriage. Contact the Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) if you’re trying to stop a forced marriage or you need help leaving a marriage you’ve been forced into.

Information regarding forced marriage protection orders. Information is published in several language leaflets which can be downloaded. Links to apply for an order are available from this page.

Forced Marriage: A Survivors Handbook.You are not wrong for having made the brave decision to leave a forced marriage. This book will give you useful and practical information to help you take control of your life and focus on the future.


Please find below the campaign materials from the Home Office.

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Forcing someone to marry isn’t always physical, but it is always against the law. For help and support, contact the #ForcedMarriage Helpline on 020 7008 0151 or visit gov.uk/forcedmarriage #righttochoose