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Difference between forced marriage and arranged marriage

 
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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FORCED MARRIAGE AND ARRANGED MARRIAGE?

An ‘arranged marriage’ is a marriage set up by family members. An arranged marriage is not a forced marriage if both partners are over 18 when they get married and they can choose whether or not to participate. An arranged marriage is a forced marriage if either partner is unable or unwilling to give permission.  

For more information about forced child marriage, see our separate Lawstuff factsheet or check out our Prezi presentation.

Page last updated 28 June 2015.