EU Roadmap for Referral Pathways on Early/Forced Marriage for frontline professionals

Early or forced marriage is a multi-faceted social-cultural harmful practice that adversely impacts the personal development and future opportunities, health and wellbeing of children, with detrimental consequences on children, women, men, families, communities and nations (European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2014). Forced marriage constitutes a serious breach of human rights by stripping the victims of their rights to marry, as well as their right to the integrity of the person and deprivation of liberty. Thus it consequently stands in direct opposition to the fundamental principles and essential core values of the EU.

Aim of project:
To create and implement an EU Forced and Early Marriage (EU FEM) Roadmap for Referral Pathways for Frontline Professionals in order to respond and refer victims and potential victims in a harmonised manner throughout the Member States.

This website has been produced with the financial support of the Daphne Programme of the European Union. The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of the EU FEM Roadmap project team led by the University of Vechta (Germany) and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission.