Forced marriage: a survivor's handbook

Everyone has the right to choose whether to marry, who they marry and when they marry.


Forced marriage: a survivor's handbook (print ready)

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You are not wrong for having made the brave decision to leave a forced marriage. This handbook will give you useful and practical information to help you take control of your life and focus on the future.

Published 31 January 2013
Last updated 20 April 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added a print ready version of the survivor's handbook.

  2. Updated survivor's handbook

  3. First published.