FILMS: Right to Choose – Forced Marriage Unit

The Forced Marriage Unit, a joint initiative between the FCO and the Home Office, have developed these three short films to raise awareness about forced marriage.

View these films below:

Right to choose: Spotting the signs of forced marriage – Nayana

Right to choose: Spotting the signs of forced marriage – Jess

Right to choose: Spotting the signs of forced marriage – Azim

Points to consider:

Forced marriage is not an issue that is specific to any religion, ethnic group or culture.

Forced marriages are not the same as arranged marriages. In an arranged marriage, whilst family members match the couple to be married, either party has a choice as to whether or not to agree with the marriage.

Forced marriage is sometimes interpreted as a religious practice but it cannot be justified on religious grounds: every major faith condemns it and freely given consent is a prerequisite of Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh marriages.

- Forced Marriage Unit, 2012

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