Tag: Forced/Child Marriage

HBA & Harmful Practices Media Guidelines

Our press and media guidelines for reporting on HBA and harmful practices and interviewing survivors were created collaboratively by HBA/harmful practice survivors and the frontline professionals working with them.

The guidelines were the outcome of Savera Uk’s Setting the Story Straight project, funded by Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales.

The project examined how HBA and harmful practices, its survivors and affected communities were represented in the media and aimed to provide survivor informed, practical guidance for any journalists, broadcasters and content creators reporting on the topic of HBA and harmful practices.

To explore this resource, click here.

HBA and Harmful Practices Education Pack

Savera UK Youth is dedicated to helping teachers feel comfortable and capable in educating young people about ‘honour’-based abuse and harmful practices. That’s why its members created the Savera UK Youth Education Pack, which guides teachers and educators in delivering a session on ‘honour’-based abuse and harmful practices. The pack includes activities, factsheets and helpful tips for guiding the discussion.

You can register for Savera UK Youth’s Education Pack here

Savera UK also delivers training in professional and education settings at a cost. If this is something you would be interested in, please email info@saverauk.co.uk for more information.

Orange The World Toolkit

Each year, Savera UK and Zonta Club London (a member of Zonta International) join forces to raise awareness of gender-based violence/abuse in the UK and around the world, as part of the global Orange the World campaign.

Its Orange the World Toolkit, which can be downloaded below, is a vital resource for individuals and oragnisations looking for practical ways to speak out against gender-based violence/abuse, rape and harassment, as well as more hidden harmful practices like ‘honour’-based abuse, female genital mutilation and forced marriage.

The Orange the World campaign aligns with the UN’s annual 16 day of activism against gender-based violence, which runs from 25th November to 10th December each year. Our toolkit is packed with themes, activities and ideas for the 16 days of activism, which will inspire you to get involved with the fight against gender-based violence.

Join the campaign and download the toolkit by clicking the link or image below.

When sharing your activities on social media, don’t forget to tag @SaveraUK and @ZontaLondon and use the hashtags #16Days #OrangeTheWorld and #NoExcuseForAbuse.

The Challenge Daily Magazine

Interviews, inspiration and everyday advice to help you ‘Choose to Challenge’. Created for International Women’s Day 2021, this Savera UK publication explores the idea of activism and highlights ways we can all ‘Choose to Challenge’ abuse, violence and gender inequality.

When most people think of the word “activism”, they think of street marches and large protests with placards. Although these are valuable ways of making a statement, everyday activism is just as effective in challenging an unequal world. It is everyone’s responsibility to stand up for equality and help change the world.

There are many ways that you can #ChooseToChallenge – click the link or image below to download our magazine to explore them.

Orange Brick Road Video

Orange Brick Road is an educational video created by Savera UK Youth members who are dedicated to educating their peers on ‘honour’-based abuse and harmful practices.

The video was created with Nonconform following scriptwriting sessions with Director and CEO of Skywriters Ltd, Natalie Denny, and video-making sessions with Andrew ‘AB’ Abrahamson.

Watch the video below to hear from Savera UK Youth members and learn about ‘honour’-based abuse and harmful practices, how to seek help and ways you can help raise awareness.

One Chance Rule Leaflet

The ‘One Chance Rule’ is the understanding that you may only have one chance to save the life of a person who is at risk or under threat of ‘Honour’-Based Abuse (HBA) and harmful practices. They may only have one chance to make a disclosure, meaning you only have one chance to save and protect a life.

The Savera UK One Chance Rule leaflet highlights our responsibilities and obligations to those at risk, providing a clear checklist, advice and guidance on what to do and what not to do, if a disclosure of HBA or harmful practices is made to you, or if you are concerned that someone might be at risk or under tjhreat of HBA or harmful practices. Click the link or image below to download.

Harmful Practices Factsheet

Harmful practices reflect the values and beliefs held by members of a family and/or a community that have been there for generations. Some values and beliefs are beneficial to all members, while others are harmful and a violation of human rights.

Some examples of harmful practices are:

  • ‘Honour’-based abuse (HBA)
  • Child/forced marriage
  • Female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • Breast ironing/breast flattening
  • Virginity testing/hymenoplasty
  • Dowry payments
  • Son preference
  • Bride-price
  • Marital captivity
  • Conversion therapy/practices
  • Sex-selective abortion
  • Click the link or image below to download our factsheet to learn key facts about harmful practices, who is affected, indicators and how to respond to cases, disclosures or suspected cases of harmful practices.

    Forced Marriage Factsheet

    Forced marriage is a marriage in which one or both parties do not (or, in the case of some adults with learning or physical disabilities, cannot) consent to the marriage and duress is involved. Duress can include physical, psychological, financial, sexual and emotional pressure.

    Click the link or image below to download our factsheet to learn key facts, consequences, signs and indicators of forced marriage. This resource also looks at forced marriage and the law and how to respond to a case, disclosure or suspected case of forced marriage.

    ‘Honour’-based abuse: A descriptive study of survivor, perpetrator, and abuse characteristics

    Emotional/psychological abuse and coercive control has been identified as the most common characteristic of ‘honour’-based abuse (HBA) and harmful practices, in research conducted by the University of Liverpool and Savera UK.

    The research ‘Honour’-based abuse: A descriptive study of survivor, perpetrator, and abuse characteristics, published in September 2022 in the Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, examines survivor, perpetrator, and abuse characteristics in anonymised cases of HBA and harmful practices such as forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM), provided by Savera UK.