Honour based violence is a violent crime or incident which may have been committed to protect or defend the honour of a family or community. Forced Marriage can be an honour crime also. It is illegal to force, procure or persuade an individual to be married to another individual against their will. If this has happened or is happening to you or someone you know there is help for you, you do not have to suffer alone.
Forced Marriage Unit
National service for those affected by forced marriage.
Telephone: 020 7008 0151 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) or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forced Marriage Helpline, Karma Nirvana
Called the 'Honour Network' the dedicated helpline is run by the charity Karma Nirvana, which helps survivors of honour crimes and forced marriages.
Telephone: 01332 604098 or 0800 599 9247 (Mon - Fri 9:30am - 5pm)
Based in Birmingham but covers West Midlands and will take national referrals, Life Project is run by Throughcare Housing and Support and is specifically aimed at victims of forced marriage.
Telephone: 0121 554 3920 or email: email@example.com
Hot Peach - International refuges and support.
Abuse information and support for every woman and every girl on Earth. That’s the aim of the HotPeachPages website. At this point, we offer links to: abuse information in over 110 languages; and information on abuse help agencies for every country in the world.
Ann Craft Trust - ACTing against abuse
The Ann Craft Trust (ACT) was founded by Dr Ann Craft in 1992 under the name of NAPSAC - the National Association for the Protection from Sexual Abuse of Adults and Children with Learning Disabilities. For over 21 years ACT has championed the rights of disabled people and pushed forward the UK's understanding of safeguarding. At ACT we believe that every disabled child and every adult at risk deserves to be treated with the same respect and dignity as everyone else in society. We are a leading provider of safeguarding training, consultations and serious case reviews working closely with organisations and individuals across the UK to raise awareness and improve practice. For over 21 years our independent research has tackled the biggest issues facing safeguarding, disabled children and adults at risk.
Telephone: 0115 9515400
The Sharan Project
There are many reasons which lead ethnic minority women, particularly of South Asian origin, to leave home forcefully or voluntarily. Issues such as cultural conflict, family breakdown, disownment, forced marriage and or intercourse, domestic and or honour- based violence (real and perceived), as well as many factors can lead women to seek information and practical assistance. The SHARAN Project is designed to empower, educate and inspire women who want to actively learn more about the support and choices that are available to them, to provide them with the tools to lead life on their own terms.
Telephone: 0844 504 3231
Forced Marriage is Against the Law - a short video
Awareness raising educational animation video on forced marriage from the Muslim Women's Network - tells Aisha's story.
Tel: 0121 236 9000 Mobile: 07415 206936 (new number) E: firstname.lastname@example.org
MET Police information website with help on how to get support with honour based abuse.
The Honour Network
A national helpline which provides victims and survivors the opportunity to speak to someone who may have had similar experiences to themselves in honour based abuse or forced marriage.
Helpline: 0800 5999 247
The Doli Project
The Doli project provides support to anyone who is affected by a forced marriage. Doli staff can provide culturally sensitive advice and counselling in the West Midlands.
Tel: 0845 658 1057