Hundreds of people across the North East are trapped in a marriage that is not of their choosing and facing a life of violence if they try and leave.
Organisations who work with victims of forced marriage and so-called honour-based violence say the problem is far greater than anyone imagines.
A new bill has just been passed in Parliament which will make Forced Marriage a criminal offence. That's due to become law later this year.
Today organisations who work with victims say they hope that will encourage more to come forward.
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