Raising Public Awareness on Forced Marriage
Forced Marriage transcends more than one culture and is prevalent all over the world including in the UK.
‘Our Girl’ is a three minute film aimed at getting communities talking and acting towards putting a stop to forced marriage. The film is part animated and it features several filmed scenarios, all based on true cases of forced marriage.
The film is being disseminated by specialist organisations in their work with communities and young people and led by The Sharan Project who is the lead partner on Our Girl in the UK. Our Girl aims to raise public awareness with the clear message that forcing someone to marry is a breach of basic human rights and is now a criminal offence in the UK.
If you or someone you know is at risk of forced marriage, you can contact the Forced Marriage unit on 020 7008 0151 or The Sharan Project on 0844 5043231. If in immediate danger call the police on 999.
You can also speak to Mrs Welfair, the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Miss Fletcher, Deputy DSL if you have any concerns.