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Forced marriage and honour based violence

What's the difference between a forced marriage and an arranged one?

Forced marriage is different from an arranged marriage. If you agree to marry another person and you're 16 years of age or more, then an arranged marriage is acceptable. However, if one of the people getting married doesn't want to do, this isn't an arranged marriage but a forced one.

Help and support

If you don't feel like you can talk to someone you know, there are helplines, websites and other professionals that can help. 

The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) provides information on what constitutes a forced marriage and provides advice and support.