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Revealed: The number of court orders to protect people from forced marriages on Teesside


The Gazette asked the Ministry of Justice under Freedom of Information laws how many times this had happened at Teesside County Court .

Teesside Law Courts at Middlesbrough

Their response was that there were 20 applications for these orders between January 2010 and September 2015 at the court on Russell Street in Middlesbrough.

A total of six were granted.

The exclusive data we have obtained doesn’t go into any more details about the individual cases, or exactly what the terms of the orders were.

However, in general, Forced Marriage Protection Orders (FMPOs) can do things like stopping people getting married against their will, stopping being taken abroad to marry and compelling people to hand in passports.

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Middlesbrough project’s new campaign to help victims of forced marriage and ‘honour’ violence

“Honour” violence and forced marriage is a taboo subject but it is Time for Change, as reporter Sarah Dale finds out

Halo shines a light on victims of “honour” violence and forced marriage.

The Halo Project, now in its second year, provides support and, where necessary, intervention to protect those on Teesside at risk of honour-based violence and forced marriage. It has launched a new Time for Change campaign ahead of new legislation making forced marriage illegal in the UK.

In Teesside there have been a number of female suicides, often by fire, as well as murders of South Asian women and children, who have been considered to have brought “shame” or “dishonour” to their family. Since launching in 2011, the response to The Halo Project, in central Middlesbrough, has been overwhelming with more than 100 victims coming forward for support and hundreds calling for advice.


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