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What is a forced marriage?

A forced marriage is a marriage where one or both people do not consent to the marriage and pressure or abuse is used

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What is a forced marriage?

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Forced marriage is an abuse of human rights, a form of violence against women and men, where it affects children, child abuse and where it affects those with disabilities abuse of vulnerable people. If you or someone you know is being forced into a marriage, help and advice is available.

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