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Information and Support: forced marriage and honour violence

If you or someone you know has been affected by forced marriage and honour violence the following organisations may be able to help:

IKWRO (Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation)

IKWRO (Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation) protects Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls who are at risk of ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, child marriage, female genital mutilation and domestic violence and to promote their rights.

Phone: 0207 920 6460

Visit the IKWRO website

Karma Nirvana

Karma Nirvana supports victims and survivors of Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse.

Phone: 0800 5999 247

Visit the Karma Nirvana website

The Forced Marriage Unit

If you or someone you know is at risk of a forced marriage, please contact the forced marriage confidential helpline on 0207 008 0151 from 9am to 5pm between Monday to Friday, or 0207 008 1500 outside these hours.

Visit the FMU website

The SHARAN Project

The SHARAN Project provides support, advice for vulnerable women, particularly of South Asian origin, who have left home forcefully or voluntarily as a result of disownment; threat of domestic or honour-based violence; forced marriage and other forms of cultural conflict.
Phone: 0844 504 3231

Visit the SHARAN Project website

Support after Murder and Manslaughter

Support after Murder and Manslaughter offers understanding and support to families and friends who have been bereaved as a result of murder or manslaughter, through the mutual support of others who have suffered a similar tragedy.

Phone: 0845 8723440

Visit the Support after Murder and Manslaughter website

Victim Support

Victim Support provides emotional and practical help to victims or witnesses of any crime, whether or not it has been reported to the police.

Phone: 0808 16 89 111 (24/7)

Visit the Victim Support website

Victim Support NI

Victim Support NI offers emotional and practical support to all victims and witnesses of crime across Northern Ireland.

Phone: 028 9024 3133

Visit the Victim Support NI website

Victim Support Scotland

Victim Support Scotland offers emotional and practical support to all victims and witnesses of crime across Scotland.

Phone: 0345 603 9213

Visit the Victim Support Scotland website

Live Fear Free Helpline

Live Fear Free Helpline is a confidential, sign posting and information service for anyone experiencing domestic abuse and/or sexual violence in Wales.

Phone: 0808 80 10 800 (24 hours a day)

Related Information and Support

If you have also been affected by domestic abuse, organisations listed on our Domestic Abuse support page may be able to help.

You can see a list of current BBC Action Line support on the Action Line A-Z page.