Honour Based Abuse and Talk2Someone Warwickshire

Honour based violence

"Honour based violence (HBV) can be described as a collection of practices, which are used to control behaviour within families or other social groups to protect perceived cultural and religious beliefs and/or honour. Such violence can occur when perpetrators perceive that a relative has shamed the family and/or community by breaking their honour code." – Crown Prosecution Service.

 

Monday 12th July 2021
This week will see the National Day of Remembrance for victims of honour based abuse. If you or someone you know is currently being subjected to abuse please seek help. Warwickshire is here for you. For more information please go to www.talk2someone.org.uk

Day of remembrance

8am -
Today marks a remembrance day for victims of honour based abuse. Warwickshire County Council and its partners condemn such violent acts and would urge victims to take the brave step and report such incidents to the Police. There is help available for you to keep you safe and away from harm. For more information please go to www.talk2someone.org.uk #youarenotalone


11am – Forced marriage is illegal in England. Perpetrators can face up to seven years in prison. Please report cases to the Police. For more information please go to www.talk2someone.org.uk #youarenotalone

2pm – Today marks a remembrance for victims of honour based abuse.  Shafilea Ahmed was a teenager who was subject to such abuse by her own parents. If you are concerned for someone living in your neighbourhood or are worried for your own safety please visit  www.talk2someone.org.uk Warwickshire is here to help all victims. #youarenotalone


5pm – Today we remember all those victims of honour based abuse. If you're concerned for a relative, friend or neighbour who may be subject to this crime – please speak to the Police or Refuge. For more information please go to www.talk2someone.org.uk #youarenotalone

 

6pm – If you have or are being forced into a marriage that you don't consent to, you can be protected by a forced marriage protection order. The order protects victims without having the need to prosecute the perpetrator. For information go to www.gov.uk/apply-forced-marriage-protection-order For help go to www.talk2someone.org.uk  #youarenotalone

 

9pm – Before we sign off tonight here's a sobering thought. In a report by UN Women.org in 2017, it was estimated that 137 women are killed by a member of their family each and every day. The emergence of Covid-19 has meant that some women and children have been trapped with a perpetrator inside their homes. If you know of someone who is subject to domestic violence please contact the Police. For more information please go to www.talk2someone.org.uk #youarenotalone

 

 

 

 

 

 

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