View ‘Our Girl’, Short Film on Forced Marriage

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View ‘Our Girl’, Short Film on Forced Marriage

Our Girl is a short animated film highlighting the devastating impact that forced marriage causes. The film, produced by the Our Girl Campaign, aims to get communities talking and acting towards ending forced marriage in the UK. Our Girl has been disseminated by specialist organisations in their work with communities, young people and professionals, as well as raising awareness that forcing someone to marry against their will is a breach of basic human rights.

More about the film:

The multi-award winning film Our Girl, recognised by the 2015 United Nations DPI Gold Award, was made with the generous support of the Forced Marriage Unit at the Foreign Office, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the John Ellerman Foundation, the Bromley Trust and the Oakdale Trust.

It was completed and launched in 2014 to coincide with the criminalisation of forced marriage in the UK. In 2016, the Our Girl film campaign was awarded a grant by Comic Relief to form the basis of a large scale UK wide prevention campaign about forced marriage aimed at those affected by and at risk. The Our Girl campaign will promote help seeking as well as act as a catalyst to discussions in communities, schools and the general public through a wide and diverse network of partners and activities.

[Text reproduced from the Our Girl campaign website]

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