Are you in a forced marriage or think you will be ?

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Survivor Stories

Support Services

For free and confidential support, contact:

MY BLUE SKY

The My Blue Sky team helps you understand what forced marriage is and how you can get help for yourself or a friend. The team has helped dozens of girls, boys, women and men across Australia.

Text: 0481 070 844

Call: (02) 9514 8115

Find out more about forced marriage

Read stories of forced marriage

Email help@mybluesky.org.au

THE FREEDOM PARTNERSHIP, SALVATION ARMY

The Freedom Partnership  can provide confidential advice, accommodation, case management support, and peer support for people who are worried that they may be forced into a marriage or are already in a forced marriage.

Call: 02 9466 3573

endslavery@aue.salvationarmy.org.au

<h3Australian Red Cross

Call: 03 9345 1800

National_STPP@redcross.org.au

For free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling

Contact:

KIDS HELPLINE

Call: 1800 55 1800

https://kidshelpline.com.au/

For legal advice, contact:

MY BLUE SKY

The lawyers at My Blue Sky have helped dozens of girls, boys, women and men get legal protection from forced marriages and helped them rebuild their lives. The team works with other organisations to help you:

  • come home
  • prevent travel overseas
  • prevent further violence against you, and
  • obtain a civil or religious divorce.

LEGAL AID NSW

Call: 1800 551 589

Lawyers can help people access their rights under the Family Law Act to prevent a forced marriage (for example to prevent travel overseas) or to deal with the impacts of a forced marriage.

For general support you can, contact:

BONNIE SUPPORT SERVICE

Bonnie Support Services provides support and/or accommodation to women and their children, who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or escaping domestic violence.

Phone:  (02) 9729 0939

Website:   www.bonnie.org.au

For police assistance, please call:

AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE

If someone is at risk of harm due to forced marriage or any other type of family violence, they should contact police on ‘000’.

Members of the public wishing to report a Commonwealth crime, including forced marriage, where there is no imminent risk of harm, can do so through the AFP Switchboard on 131AFP  or through the link on the AFP website: https://www.afp.gov.au/contact-us/report-commonwealth-crime.

CALL 131 237 OR IN AN EMERGENCY DIAL 000

This is a CORE Community Services project in partnership with Why Documentaries

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This project is funded by Club Grants and Fairfield City Council.

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