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Here are the resources we found for honour based violence for professionals:
In this video, Shliha recounts her experiences of honour based abuse. Her experiences of honour based abuse are compounded by the fact her family told her she had limited independence due to her blindness. She shares how she managed to leave behind an honour based system and undertake two degrees.
Jasvinder: Honour Crimes and Forced Marriage
Forced marriage and honour crimes are illegal in the United Kingdom. In this video, Jasvinder shares her experiences of forced marriage and honour crimes before she managed to escape from her family. This video is a cautionary tale aimed at telling others where they can seek help if they are in a similar situation.
Wolverhampton Multi-Agency Forced Marriage & Honour Based Violence Protocol
This protocol has been developed to assist professionals and individuals working within Wolverhampton to understand what forced marriage and honour based violence is, to be able to recognise it, and in the event of disclosure of or suspecting forced marriage and honour based violence, to understand what to do and what not to do.
Karma Nirvana are an organisation supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage. They provide a freephone number for people to call if they think they are at risk of forced marriage or abuse.
National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline
The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.
Honour Based Violence Awareness Network
The Honour Based Violence Awareness Network aims to act as a network for the collation of research material and articles that exist about honour based violence. In collaboration with it’s partners, the Honour Based Violence Network works to produce up to do research and data about all aspect of honour-based violence.
The Salam Project
The Salam Project runs a number of events and outreach experiences on topics such as gang crime, anti social behaviour, extremism, radicalisation and female hate crimes. They also offer education on more specific topics like female genital mutilation, forced marriages and honour killings.
Honour-Based violence is classed as domestic violence within the UK with the threat of violence stemming from intimate partners as well as extended family members. Honour crimes include forced marriage, abduction and murder.
What is Honour Based Abuse?
This short webpage from Karma Nirvana answers common questions about honour-based abuse including; what honour-based abuse is, the difference between arranged and forced marriages, the main challenges within the UK, whether culture, religion or tradition justify abuse, and what communities honour-based abuse affects.
Awareness of Forced Marriage Training
This course has been developed to raise awareness, challenge perceptions and inform you of the correct actions to take should you suspect that someone is at risk of forced marriage.
Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage e-Learning
How much do you know about the issues of honour-based violence and forced marriage? This abuse if often used as a means of control, with the cycle beginning when victims are children and continuing into adult life.