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Report series № 106: "Never easy"— Enhancing response and support to victims of forced marriage

Published in 2024
Anniina Jokinen, Anna-Greta Pekkarinen, Jessiina Rantanen

This report outlines the concrete challenges, factors and concepts that must be addressed when developing effective responses to tackle forced marriages and providing support to victims and persons affected. It is targeted towards various professionals and practitioners who may encounter victims of forced marriage or persons, families or communities affected by the phenomenon in their line of work. The content is based on a desk review of academic and other relevant literature, as well information collected by the EASY project partners: the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI), University of Lleida (Spain), Associació Valentes I Acompanyades (Spain), SOLWODI (Germany), and the Immigrant Council of Ireland, to identify approaches that have relevance in the development of effective and victim-centred interventions for victims of forced marriages.


Exploitation of adolescents and children Gender-based violence Victim assistance Victims of crime