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When somebody forces a person to marry to benefit from it themselves, for example, to gain a residential permit or citizenship, it is human trafficking and is called forced marriage.

Forced marriage is when a person has not agreed to marry but does so to gain benefits for the oppressor. That is also human trafficking because someone benefits from what the person is exploited to do. You could be in a forced marriage if:

  • You are threatened with violence or other types of psychological threats to marry someone you do not want to marry.
  • You did not know you were getting married.
  • You cannot talk about your marriage with others
  • You were promised a residential permit, citizenship, or money in exchange for getting married.

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