Forced Marriage

Is This Right ?

What is Forced Marriage?

Forced marriage is a marriage in which one or both of the parties is married without his or her consent or against his or her will.

Is it right for Deepa to be forced into marriage?

I don't feel that it's right that Deepa it being forced by her father to be married , I say this because I feel she should have her right and be able to marry the one that she is truely in love with. She doesn't even consent with these arrangement so you know that

she is not happy with the decision.

The pressure put on people to marry against their will can be physical or emotional and psychological .

Why does early and forced marriage happen?

The causes of early and forced marriage are complex, on individual circumstances and context.

The practice is driven by these main factors....

gender inequality


negative traditional or religious practices

failure to enforce laws

conflicts, disasters and emergencies

What are the consequences of early and forced marriage?

violence, abuse and forced sexual relations

poor sexual and reproductive health lack of education

Forced marriage - a woman's story

What Countries Believe In Arranged Mariages?

  1. India
  2. Pakistan
  3. Bangladesh
  4. Iran
  5. Japan
  6. Sri Lanka