Honour-Based Violence: Who is Doing What to Whom, and Why?

‘Honour-based violence’ is a range of abusive or violent acts (including, at its extreme, murder) motivated by a perceived loss of honour to family, community or an individual. A majority of victims & survivors of Honour-based violence in the UK are from Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. This seminar explores experiences of Honour-based violence, the social environments that support excuses used by perpetrators to commit ‘Honour’ crimes, and the impact on BME women, children and young people.

Delegates will discuss:
• The meaning of Honour in the context of Honour-based violence
• The influence of family, community, faith, tradition, migration and gender in victims/survivors’ experiences
• Links to domestic abuse and gender-based violence
• The long term impact and consequences of Honour-based violence on BME women children and young people
• Appropriate service responses to supporting survivors

The facilitator - Mridul Wadwha has been working at Shakti Women’s Aid for the past 8 years as the Information and Education officer. She has worked in the private and charity sector in India and Scotland. Mridul has a master’s degree in the management of training and development. She has extensive experience of delivering training on the issues of domestic abuse within black minority ethnic communities.  She was awarded the Equality Network Awards in 2015.  Currently Mridul works at Rape Crisis Scotland and Shakti Women’s Aid

Event typeHalf Day Training
Time10.00am – 1.00pm (tea/coffee & registration at 9.45am)
VenueSWA Office, 2nd Floor, 132 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3JD
Cost£45 per statutory sector delegate/£30 per voluntary sector delegate/Cedar group-worker

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Staying Safe

If you need immediate help contact Women's Aid, the police domestic abuse liaison officer or your local social work office.

You can also phone the domestic abuse helpline on 0800 027 1234

Facts & Figures

On one day in Scotland in 2013, 809 women and 319 children and young people were supported by a Women's Aid group (SWA 2013)

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