Spotlight #4: 'Honour'-based violence and forced marriage
SafeLives research: What the data tells us
What you can expect
In the fourth of our Spotlights series (1 May - 9 June), we’ll be focusing on the experiences of people at risk of 'honour'-based violence (HBV) and forced marriage. We'll be looking at the specific issues and barriers they face in accessing help, and how professionals can best support them.
Through a combination of blogs, podcasts and videos, we’ll be posting the latest research, practical resources and guidance. We recognise that we are not the experts in everything, so we want to hear from you. We're hosting a live Twitter Q&A on 8 June from 10-11am – use the hashtag #YourChoice.
If you would like to reference this report, please use the following: SafeLives (2017) Your Choice: ‘honour’-based violence, forced marriage and domestic abuse.
Survivor story: Amala*
On Thursday 11 May, we hosted a webinar with Shigufta Khan, CEO of Darwen District Without Abuse. Shigufta has worked in the domestic abuse field for over 10 years and is a qualified Idva. She specialises in working with victims of ‘honour’-based abuse and forced marriage, and in February 2009 supported the first victim in the country to take out a forced marriage protection order. Watch the recording.
On Thursday 8 June, we held a live Twitter Q&A. If you missed it, you can see the conversation on Storify. If you have any further questions or comments to make, please tweet us @safelives_ and use the hashtag #YourChoice
Professor Aisha K. Gill: An analysis of Forced Marriage legislation in the UK