Organisations set-up to help victims of forced marriage and honour-based violence say the problem is worse than people think.
The Halo Project was set up to help people in the Tees Valley just over a year ago and in that time has helped more than 100 victims.
Chief executive Yasmin Khan says that this is just the tip of the iceberg.
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