This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
Our Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) is a joint-initiative with the Home Office. In 2011 there were 1468 instances where the FMU gave advice or support related to a possible forced marriage. Of the 1468 instances, 78 per cent were female and 22 per cent male.
Our trained professionals offer confidential advice and assistance to:
• those who have been forced into marriage
• those at risk of being forced into marriage
• people worried about friends or relatives
• professionals working with actual or potential victims of forced marriage
We can also help if you a British national overseas?
Abroad, we work with embassy staff to rescue victims who may have been held captive, raped, forced into a marriage or into having an abortion.