Forced Marriage

Wednesday 21st November at 6pm – The Centre Farnham Road

For more information, contact Andrea 07446 187762

Chaz Akoshile, Joint Head of the Forced Marriage Unit of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office/Home Office will join us at The Centre, Farnham Road at 6pm on Wednesday Nov 21st to talk about the Unit’s work.

In the UK the FMU helps victims and potential victims of forced marriage, assists those worried about friends and relatives, and supports professionals working in the social, educational and health sectors. The unit also works with embassy staff abroad to rescue victims who may have been held captive, raped, forced into a marriage or into having an abortion. In 2011 the Unit responded to some 1500 calls for help.