Forced marriage and honour based crimes tackled in hard-hitting videos

We have launched a series of powerful short videos covering a range of harms that are too often hidden behind closed doors. The videos will be shown for the first time at an event in front of students at South and City College, Small Heath, Birmingham to coincide with International Women’s Day.

The videos shed a light on the impact of hidden harms such as honour-based abuse and forced marriage by telling and recreating personal and harrowing stories of some of those affected by these crimes.

Forced marriage and honour-based abuse are believed to be particularly under-reported with victims often too fearful of family or community reactions to come forward.

We’re hoping this campaign will help highlight forced marriage and honour based abuse and make the public aware of the issue and encourage more people to speak out.

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