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Report honour-based abuse or violence

Honour-based abuse (HBA) or violence (HBV) is any practice used to control behaviour within families to protect perceived cultural and religious beliefs and/or honour. It is a violation of human rights and is a serious crime.

Examples of honour-based abuse includes:

  • threats and intimidation
  • rape
  • assault
  • abduction
  • domestic abuse, physical, sexual, emotional, financial or psychological abuse
  • a forced marriage is where you not are given a choice if you want to marry the other person in the UK or be taken abroad to marry
  • murder

Immediate danger

Call 999 if you are in immediate danger.

Report it

If you feel you are at risk of honour-based abuse, we would prefer to speak to you:

If contacting us online is the safest way for you to get in touch, fill in our report a crime or incident form.

Concerns about forced marriage

If you are concerned someone you know is going to be taken abroad and forced into marriage, you can apply for a forced marriage protection order on the GOV.UK website.

Support for victims

View a list of specialist honour-based abuse organisations who offer support and guidance.

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