Each year in the UK, lives are lost to Honour Based Abuse. While work continues to end abuse once and for all, people throughout the country are urged to remember those murdered by their families and communities.

The National Day of Memory for victims of Honour Based Abuse was established by Karma Nirvana in partnership with Cosmopolitan magazine in 2015.

The annual commemorative event held on 14 July, marks the birthday of Bradford-born Shafilea Ahmed who was killed by her parents in 2003 after suffering years of abuse for becoming ‘too westernised’.

Linda Taylor and Cerys Sayer spoke at the seminar to highlight and raise awareness of Honour Based Abuse, why it matters and spoke on the consequences for Family Law professionals.

Andrew Judge discussed his position as a Councillor of the London Borough of Merton, as he chaired a partnership review by local agencies following the murder of Banaz Mahmod.

Natasha Rattu of Karma Nirvana provided a short video in support of the event, which can be viewed here.

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Honour Based Abuse downloads:

Useful Resources Honour Based Abuse by Linda Taylor

Female Genital Mutilation Act & Forced Marriage Protection Orders by Linda Taylor

What is Honour Based Abuse? by Karma Nirvana