Consent = giving permission to do something or for something to happen
Marriage = two people promising to share their lives together
A Love Marriage = a person chooses their partner based on who they find attractive
Arranged Marriage = A family takes a lead in deciding who their child marries. The child gives their full consent
Forced Marriage = the family decide who their child marries. The child does not fully consent. They may have been physically or emotionally forced into saying yes
Young People from Nottingham created a music track to promote what people do deserve from a relationship.
Everyone has a right to decide who they marry. Click here to read about human rights.
Here is a short animation about forced marriage:
Help and Support
Forced Marriage Unit: Monday - Friday 9-5pm (+44) (0) 20 7008 0151
Global response centre: out of hours (+44) (0) 20 7008 1500
The Karma Nivarna website supports people who have or are experiencing a forced marriage and honour based violence click here to go to the site