Forced Marriages

Forced marriage is where one or both people do not consent to the marriage and pressure or abuse is used. It is recognised as a form of violence and an abuse of human rights.

ASK advisers are available to talk to and support you if you or any of your friends or family has concerns about a forced marriage situation; the service is completely confidential.

Student Services in the Tawney Building have a Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Team that can also provide support to students who have been forced or are being forced into marriage.

The Karma Nirvana website helps anyone with concerns or experience of forced marriage or 'honour'-based violence; many of the volunteers are survivors of these issues. The site is also great for practical information and sources of advice and hosts The Honour Network Helpline 

The confidential Muslim Youth Helpline may also be able to help any Muslim students. Call 0808 808 2008 (free) or email

Savana, based in Stoke-on-Trent, can also help with 'honour' related violence. You can contact them at:

Unit C
Metro Business Park
Clough Street

Helpline 01782 433204