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Useful Resources

We receive many academic research support requests from around the world and whilst we would love to help out, unfortunately, due to limited resources, we are unable to.    

No one knows exactly how many victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage there are in the UK. What we do know is that most victims fear the repercussions of bringing shame and dishonour to their families and so are reluctant to seek support. Honour abuse is usually hidden from view and many victims may be too young, too scared or too ashamed to talk about what they are going through.

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UK Government guidance

The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) is a government organisation dedicated to preventing forced marriage amongst British nationals. They work with embassies overseas to repatriate British citizens to the UK.

You can view guidance for professionals on the the UK Government’s website on forced marriage, including the Multi-Agency Practice Guidlines: handling cases of Forced Marriage published in 2014.

Daughters of Eve

Daughters of Eve is a non-profit organisation working with victims of female genital mutilation (FGM).

Recommended Viewing Please visit our YouTube channel for a wide variety of curated playlists that cover honour abuse, forced marriage, disownment, FGM and other related human rights issues. We’ve shared lectures, debates, TED talks, TV programs, documentaries and films from leading thinkers and experts in the field.

Recommended Reading (coming soon)

Title Subject Author
Shame Autobiography Jasvinder Sanghera CBE