In Switzerland spouses (woman/man) are equal and have the same rights and obligations by law. The right to freely choose one’s partner also applies. Accordingly, families or other people do not have the right to force women or men into a marriage against their will. If you feel you are being forced into a marriage you can contact a specialist advice centre.
The organisation Zwangsheirat.ch offers free advice, help and support to women, men and children affected or threatened by forced marriage. Conversations and information are treated in the strictest confidence. The helpline number is 021 540 00 00.