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Are you being pressured by your family to get married?

Do you worry about refusing who they’ve chosen for you?

Are you confused about what they say religion demands of you?

Do you fear the consequences of bringing shame & dishonour?

Have you been threatened with violence or disownment?


If you have suffered emotionally or physically from any of the above, you are not alone and we will help you. If you have already been disowned and are feeling isolated and alone we will support you. If you are planning to escape or have already run away we can help.

If you are gay and fear the consequences of coming out we will stand by you. Perhaps you have been living in a forced marriage for years and would just like to talk, we will listen and we will help you too.

For over twenty years we have¬†helped thousands of men and women across the UK. Please don’t suffer in silence, call our helpline.

Karma Nirvana does not discriminate between age, gender, sexuality, faith or no faith. We never divulge information to your family or community.

Call Handlers

Our multilingual call handlers are highly experienced and well trained, they understand the complex and emotional issues around honour and shame. They know about the grey area between an arranged and forced marriage. Some of our team are survivors themselves and have experienced honour-based abuse first hand.

The helpline team are there to listen and offer non-judgemental emotional support. They can give immediate practical guidance.

If there is a risk to a caller’s safety, we will assist in sourcing safe, temporary accommodation. Where necessary we can offer guidance on getting support from other agencies, such as social services, housing, income support and registering with a new doctor.