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Karma Nirvana

Supporting victims of honour crimes and forced marriages since 1993

Are you being forced to marry against your will?

  • Are you being pressurised to enter a marriage you are unsure about?
  • Are you worried that you will let your family down if you say ‘no’ to an arranged marriage?
  • Do you fear you may bring shame on your family, or take away their izzat?

When you call our help line – 0800 5999 247 – we listen to you in complete confidence. Which means we don’t talk to your family, friends, or anyone else. It doesn’t matter if you’re 13 or 30, male or female. Whatever your age and whatever your circumstances, our loyalty is to you. One hundred per cent.

Our caseworkers will be a listening ear and a source of practical support – if you need it. If you are being forced or pressurised into a marriage, there might be a risk to your personal safety, in which case our team can assist in re-locating you to safe and temporary accommodation. When you get there, you will have time to decide what to do next and think through your options. The KN team will connect you to the right agencies and guide you through the process, over the phone. If you’re facing a forced marriage, you might still be at home or maybe you’ve already left. Either way, our team can help.

Contact us between 09:30 and 17:00 Monday to Friday. Please note the first Monday of every month from 9:30am to 1pm will be dedicated to the helpline team’s continuous professional development.

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Last updated 14/01/2022