Thursday, 27 January 2011

Resource: forced marriage in the UK

Source: Foreign + Comonwealth Office

If you or someone you know is being forced into marriage either in the UK or abroad, you can contact the Forced Marriage Unit (FMU).

The FMU helps and advises people who are being forced into marriage. The FMU’s caseworkers understand the issues that  people from the LGBT community can face, including the family pressures and how dificult it is to talk about these situations. 

They do not judge.

The FMU offers confidential support and information and can also put you in touch with LGBT organisations that can support you.

You have a right to choose, and the FMU is there to help you.

You can:

  call  (+44) (0)20 7008 0151
    between 9am and 5pm,
    Monday to Friday
    Emergency Duty Oficer 
    (outside ofice hours) 
(+44) (0)20 7008 1500

  or e-mail

Find out more about the work of the FMU at

FCO: information on Forced Marriage


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