Honour based abuse

Support for victims

The following organisations offer support to those affected by honour based abuse:

Support for victims of honour based abuse

  • Forced Marriage Unit - Gives advice and assistance to people who fear they are going to be forced into a marriage abroad, fear for a friend or relative who has been taken abroad and may be forced into a marriage or have been forced into a marriage and do not want to support their spouse's visa application

  • Karma Nirvana - Supports victims of honour crimes and forced marriages, with a confidential honour network helpline for use if you or anyone you know is feeling family pressure to marry a stranger - Karma Nirvana will never talk to your family

  • Petals - Web app for young people living in the UK who want to find out more about female genital mutilation (FGM)

  • Freedom Charity - Tackles female genital mutilation (FGM), child marriage and related rights of girls and young women

  • Southall Black Sisters - Provides information, advice, advocacy, practical help, counselling and support to Asian and African-Caribbean women and children experiencing domestic abuse and sexual abuse (including marriage and honour crimes)

  • Forward - Dedicated to advancing and safeguarding the sexual and reproductive health and rights of African girls and women

  • Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation (IKWRO) - Protects women and girls who are at risk of honour based violence, forced marriage, child marriage, female genital mutilation and domestic violence