Raising Awareness of Forced Marriages and Honour-Based Violence
The Olive School Hackney were delighted to welcome representatives from Refuge to address parents, staff and governors on the topic of the topic of forced marriages and honour based violence. There were over 1,300 possible or actual forced marriage cases in 2013 alone, involving a total of 74 different countries. The presentation raised awareness of the aforementioned crimes, so that people understand their rights and know how to access specialist support.
Refuge opened the world’s first refuge in Chiswick, West London, in 1971. Since then it has grown to become the country’s largest single provider of specialist support to women and children escaping domestic violence and other forms of violence and abuse. On any given day Refuge supports 3,000 women and children experiencing domestic violence, sexual violence, female genital mutilation (FGM), forced marriage, stalking, trafficking, prostitution and so-called ‘honour’ based violence. For more information please visit www.refuge.org.uk
Added By: Olive Hackney | Date Added: 7th May 2015 | Posted In: Latest News