Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage
'Honour' Based Violence is where a person is being punished by their family or their community because it is believed the person has done something to bring shame on the family or the community
Issues such as a person's choice of dress, friends, relationships and career or a person not doing as the family say might be said to bring shame on a family or community
'Honour' based violence does not have to include any physical violence.
It can include:
- Physical and sexual violence
- Emotional abuse, for example threats and insults
- Forced marriage
- Financial abuse
'Honour' based Violence can have a devastating impact on young people.
For example it can make people feel scared, threatened, anxious, depressed, stressed or even suicidal
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- 1 in 3 girls in the developing world are married by their 18th birthday. This can end their chance of completing an education and puts them at greater risk of isolation and violence.
- For girls under 15 the incidence of early and forced marriage is 1 in 9. Some are married as young as five years old.
- Victims of early and forced marriage typically have children very young. Approximately 70,000 girls die in labour every year because their bodies aren’t ready for childbirth.
Forced marriage is illegal in the UK.