Forced marriage can be defined as 'a marriage conducted without the valid consent of one or both parties, where duress is a factor.'
You have the right to choose who you marry, when you marry or if you marry at all.
Forced marriage is when you face physical pressure to marry (e.g. threats, physical violence or sexual violence) or emotional and psychological pressure (e.g. if you’re made to feel like you’re bringing shame on your family).


For more information visit the Police Website.

www.essex.police.uk