About Our Project
The FMP is an awareness and education initiative, started through Agincourt Community Services Association and funded by Status of Women Canada. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of women, girls, men and boys in Canada are affected by forced marriage; however it is an issue that has not as yet been adequately addressed in Canada. As such, we approach the issue of forced marriage from an anti-oppressive, anti-racist position, viewing it primarily as a form of violence against women, which is sometimes used to control men and boys as well, and we seek to address it along with other forms of violence and domestic abuse.
The FMP would like to thank the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO) for their diligent work on the issue of forced marriage and for their generosity in allowing the use of their materials and website content. We would also like to thank the members of the Advisory Committee on Forced Marriage (ACFM) and the Network of Agencies Against Forced Marriage (NAAFM) for contributing their valuable feedback, which was vital to the development and creation of this website.