This dossier examines the practice of forced marriages in France and seeks to answer the following questions: Are forced marriages frequent in France? Are they increasing or decreasing? Who are the individuals concerned? To this end, the document resumes the findings of a survey on the diversity of populations in France conducted in 2008 among a sample of 22,000 individuals. The survey has collected information on the conditions under which the respondents married, thereby identifying the cases of "forced marriage".
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.