Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage: Protecting those at risk and Supporting Survivors (CPD Course)


Honour-based Violence and Forced Marriage:

Protecting those at risk and Supporting Survivors




More people than ever are reporting Honour Based Violence. 11,744 incidences of honour based violence were recorded in the UK between 2010 and 2014 (The Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation) including approximately 12-15 honour killings each year (Halo Project), calling for a national strategy to combat this abuse. 

This comprehensive course is designed to enable better detection and protection of children & adults at risk of Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence.
The course describes the motivators for forcing women (and men) to marry and identifies practice issues, cultural sensitivity and community beliefs behind perpetrating honour based violence.
Learners will explore the impact on victims, as well as assess and manage risk to increase safety through recognising any warning signs of abuse. You will increase your knowledge of the resources and support services available and be equipped to take appropriate action when a disclosure is made regarding fear of or actual forced marriage and honour based violence.


Who is this course is aimed at?

This course is suitable for professionals who want to understand their roles and responsibilities for safeguarding and supporting a person who has or may be forced into a marriage or is a survivor of Honour Based Violence.


·         Support Workers

·         Police

·         Domestic Abuse Prevention Advocates (DAPA’s)

·         Independent Domestic Abuse Advisors (IDVA’s)

·         Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA’s)

·         School Teachers

·         Community Outreach Workers

·         Other Professionals who work with survivors of abuse.



Bristol – 11th September 2017
London –  2nd October 2017

Manchester - 15th December 2017



Full Women’s Aid Members: £150
Non Members: £175


Trainer Profile:

Shabana Kausar - Haringey Council Violence Against Women and Girls Coordinator

Shabana is a qualified trainer and associate lecturer, specialising in addressing violence against women and girls (VAWG). She has worked locally, nationally and internationally in ending gender based violence. She has held a range of operational and strategic roles, including the Training and Development Officer of Bristol Against Violence & Abuse, Director of The Sky Project ending forced marriage, National Schools Engagement Officer at Women's Aid, and Project Manager at Against Violence & Abuse, working on substance use, mental health and VAWG.

Shabana is particularly interested in addressing issues around intersectionality, equality and diversity in relation to ending violence against women and girls.


Please note that submitting an application form will automatically generate an invoice so please only apply if you wish to attend the course. If you have any questions please email: training@womensaid.org.uk