A forced marriage is a marriage conducted without a valid consent of one or both parties, and some form of duress is involved.
Forced marriages are a breach of human rights and it is a criminal offence in the UK to coerce or force someone into a marriage.
JAN Trust launched an award winning Forced Marriage campaign in 2011 and we have since provided training to thousands of participants from the community, voluntary and statutory sectors including schools, police and healthcare professionals. We are extremely proud of our awareness raising and preventative work around the issue of Forced Marriages. We provide highly credible and expert training designed to raise awareness, deconstruct myths and enable statutory and voluntary sectors to provide efficient and appropriate responses to their clients and service users concerning forced marriages. Our training is both culturally sensitive and seeks to educate on religious provisions and marriage. We have engaged and worked especially with Muslim communities in the UK on the issue of forced marriages.
Our website www.againstforcedmarriages.org provides a range of resources and updated information on Forced Marriages. Whether you are a victim, friend, practitioner or someone seeking information on forced marriage, you will find all the information needed on the website. If you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us on the email address (below), we are happy to answer any questions you may have.
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Website: for resources on forced marriages on www.againstforcedmarriages.org