Just like other forms of honour-based violence, forced marriage remains an invisible and often under-reported problem. A forced marriage is a complex phenomenon involving several people. The combination of the cultural dimension of the honour concept with the potential migration context does not always make it easy to act in a forced marriage situation. A good knowledge of the problem and the potential actions is the first step in breaking through this hesitancy to act. The purpose of this notification code is to provide civil registrars with the tools necessary to recognise forced marriages and address them in the correct, legal way.
Publication date: 2022