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This research project was originally designed to improve the outcomes for victims/survivors of forced marriage by conducting the first comprehensive study of Forced Marriage Protection Orders (FMPOs) in order to generate recommendations for improving preventative and protective responses to forced marriage. To find out more about this aspect of the project, see the ‘Forced Marriage Protection Orders ’ page of this website.

The start of the project in March 2020 coincided with the spread of Covid-19 in the UK, which has led to an increase in the level and intensity of domestic violence and abuse. Additionally, the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on Black and minoritised communities has been widely documented. Hence we expanded the scope of our project to understand the impact of the pandemic on domestic violence and abuse within Black and minoritised communities in Britain and to inform practice and policy responses to support victims/survivors. To find out more about this aspect of the project, see the ‘Covid-19 and domestic violence within Black and minoritised communities’ page of this website.

This research is being jointly conducted by the University of Lincoln and the University of Roehampton – see the project team page to find out more about who we are.

The project is funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

Project findings and news will be published on this website.