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Honour based abuse, forced marriage & female genital mutilation (FGM)

Honour based abuse, forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) are grave violations of human rights. Everyone has the right to live without fear, to not be abused, threatened or controlled

If you are worried about the risk of abuse, threats of violence, forced marriage or FGM from family or the community either towards yourself or another, help is out there.

Click on the areas below for more guidance and information about the support available. 

Honour based abuse
So called 'honour based abuse' is defined as “an incident or crime which has, or may have been committed to protect or defend the honour of the family and/or the community.”
Forced marriage
Forced marriage is where one or both spouses do not, or cannot consent to the marriage and duress is used by family, friends or the community to force the person(s) to marry.
Female genital mutilation (FGM)
FGM comprises of all procedures involving the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or any other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.