Survivors of forced marriage and honour based violence are raising awareness at an event in the run-up to the school holidays.
It is a time when more youngsters are taken abroad and forced into marriage.
Police and support groups will also be at the event at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle today (May 23).
Speakers will include Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC, and representatives from both the Forced Marriage Unit.
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