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Honour Based Violence Training

Sanctuary Training

Honour Based Violence Training


Course Length:

CPD Accredited Course

One day


Bal Howard

About the course:

This one-day course is to create awareness and understanding in recognising HBV in victims. The course also incorporates Female Genitalia Mutilation (FGM) and Forced Marriage. It provides practitioners with the skills to recognise, assess victims of HBV and then manage and minimise any risks in safety for victims and their children in the UK.

Delegates must already have a general understanding of domestic violence and abuse issues before attending the course.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To enable individuals to understand and recognise HBV - including Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and potential community issues
  • To explore honour related abuse and the impact on victims and children
  • To identify practice issues and cultural sensitivity/community beliefs
  • To increase awareness of Human Rights, other Legislation and No Recourse to Public Funding issues
  • To enable individuals to assess and manage risk to increase safety of victims and children
  • To increase knowledge of resources and available support services to refer to.

About the trainer:

Bal is keen to share her experiences to raise awareness and to reduce the isolation of victims to increase reporting of HBV. In Bal's words 'I refuse to take my past into the future and regard myself to be an empowered survivor'.

Bal advocates on the issues of South Asian women, raising awareness through training and delivery to partner agencies, Bal is an advocate on being the 'voice' of victims and survivors of HBV, giving practical and emotional support.

Bal was recently short-listed in the True Honour Awards 2015, as held by the Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation (IKWRO).


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