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Right to Choose: the consequences of #forcedmarriage

The government’s Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) has launched their summer campaign.

Timed to target the spike summer period where families use the opportunity of the long holiday to take individuals overseas for marriages.  The FMU will be using this time to make potential victims aware of the risks, and potential perpetrators aware of the consequences.

If you have any concerns that an individual is at risk of being forced into a marriage call Warwickshire Police (999/ 101) or the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 01926 414144

Forced marriage is a marriage in which one or both of the parties is married without his or her consent or against his or her will. A forced marriage differs from an arranged marriage, in which both parties consent to the assistance of their parents or a third party (such as a matchmaker) in identifying a spouse.

More information can be found here

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