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Report honour based abuse or violence

So-called honour-based abuse or violence is any practice used to control behaviour within families to protect perceived cultural and religious beliefs and/or honour. It is a violation of human rights and is a serious crime.

Examples of honour-based abuse or violence include:

  • threats and intimidation
  • rape
  • assault
  • abduction
  • domestic abuse, physical, sexual, emotional, financial or psychological abuse
  • a forced marriage is where you not are given a choice if you want to marry the other person in the UK or be taken abroad to marry
  • murder

Report it

Immediate danger

If you feel you are in immediate danger, you should dial 999.

If you feel you are at risk of honour-based abuse or violence, we would prefer to speak to you:

However, if contacting us online is the safest way for you to get in touch, fill in the report a crime or incident form.

If you are concerned someone you know is going to be taken abroad and forced into marriage, you can apply for a forced marriage protection order to be made on the GOV.UK website.

Further help

The following organisations can offer help and support:

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