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Working with survivors of Forced Marriage

Level 2

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This half-day course designed by HERSANA, will equip you with knowledge about the law and legislation and guidelines on good practice for your sector. You will have a better understanding on how to act appropriately and confidently to protect and support girls who are at risk or have been subjected to Forced Marriage (FM).

Key Information

Start Time: 10:00

End Time: 14:30

Capacity: 25

Cost: £750

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  • Reasons for the practice, prevalence and the implications on girls’ and women’s lives.
  • The difference between a forced marriage (FM) and arranged marriage.
  • Recognising the indicators and signs that a femme might be subject to forced marriage.
  • Relevant laws and legislation and how to apply it in practice.
  • The process for requesting a Forced Marriage Protection Order in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
  • Develop an increased understanding about the motives and consequences of forced marriage.
  • How to work with survivors of forced marriage through an intersectional trauma-informed approach and understand the pivotal role staff play in providing effective interventions.

This is an advanced in-depth course designed for frontline workers and
volunteers who work in the VAWG sector and have some existing knowledge of forced marriage or have attended our Level 1 course.

Our standard training sessions are closed sessions, delivered to your team only. If you'd like to book this training for your team, contact us at

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