Warning signs of Honour Based Abuse and Forced Marriage

Warning signs of Honour Based Abuse and Forced Marriage

HBA and forced marriage warning signs can include:

  • Poor attendance and performance at school or work
  • Being withdrawn from school or banned from working
  • Depression, self harm, attempted suicide, eating disorders and substance misuse
  • Other family members going missing, forced to marry early or running away from home
  • Domestic violence, female genital mutilation, unreasonable restrictions eg Restrictions in leaving the house or being accompanied outside the home
  • Criticism of the victim for ‘western’ adoption of dress/make-up

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