Forced marriage and honour-based abuse

In the UK you cannot be forced into marriage, abuse and violence for any reason. It is against the law.

It is not acceptable for anyone to use physical violence or emotional pressure to make you marry someone, without your free and full consent.

In the same way, threatening or using violence to prevent you from bringing dishonour or shame upon yourself or them is not acceptable either.


Forced Marriage / Honour Network Helpline

Karma Nirvana is a registered charity which operates nationally, supporting victims and survivors of forced marriages and honour-based violence

Runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days a week, 365 days per year.


Helpline: 0800 5999 247

Email: click here to complete their webform


Southall Black Sisters

Southall Black Sisters provides information, advice, advocacy, practical help, counselling and support to women and children experiencing domestic and other forms of gender-related violence.


Helpline: 0208 571 0800

Email: click to complete their webform


Men’s Advice Line

Offers advice and support for men in abusive relationships, both those experiencing violence and abuse from partners, and concerned about their own violence.


Helpline: 0808 801 0327