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📞A reminder Senior Call Handler, Call Handler and Call Handler language-specific in Urdu/Punjabi roles required on our national Honour Based Abuse Helpline. 🗓️Deadline 6 Oct 📢Please help share and spread the word. TIA#HIRINGNOWNOWkarmanirvana.org.uk/about/the-team…Mi8
Over the last two days, we have delivered a course for both police and social workers using a newly formed #HonourBasedAbuse Checklist, to help better protect victims/survivors. @syptweet @SheffieldLSCP @SheffieldASP @RMBCPress @natasharat2 @SuptPoolman
Sabina Nessa 🕯 join the community on 24.9.2021 light a candle may she forever Rest In Power 🤍🤎 Thank y@AGibbsofficialial & others from the community of Kidbrooke for saying her name and always raising awareness.#VAWGAWG we should feel safe on our streettwitter.com/AGibbsofficial…aip
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Day 2 of the #HonourBasedAbuse training programme for police and social workers. Our first face to face event. It's good to be back! @syptweet @SheffieldLSCP @SheffieldASP
Trust is sometimes the only tool we have to ensure a victim remains in support. The introduction of the bill will put a statutory duty on public agencies by disclosing information on service users. Niya spoke when she was in a forced marriage. theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/s…
Happy birthday to my dearest sister Robina, your life was tragically lost to suicide. She would have been 58 today. The abuses she experienced were silenced by a community that put so called honour before her safety. ⁦@KNFMHBV⁩ was founded on your memory, never forgotten🙏�T4
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Birmingham is one of the highest calling areas to the national #honourbasedabuse helpline. Great to have an ally in the fabulous @jessphillips to champion these important issues. #BanVirginityTesting #BanHymenoplasty
Here's how you can get your MP involved to support this cause: karmanirvana.org.uk/campaigns/curr…
Ask your MP to attend and lend their support to both clauses today. Otherwise write to them using this link: karmanirvana.org.uk/campaigns/curr…
Today @KNFMHBV are co-hosting with @RCObsGyn @RicHolden @RobbieLammas @MewsOrg @consideredview @IKWRO a parliamentary ‘drop in’ to gather support for our joint proposals to #BanVirginityTesting & #BanHymenoplasty - this is how you can help ➡️ karmanirvana.org.uk/campaigns/curr…
All victim-survivors must be able to access vital information, safety & support. This is why @SEAresource has translated this #EconomicAbuse guide into Arabic, Bengali, Polish, Punjabi, and Urdu. survivingeconomicabuse.org/i-need-help/ec… #ProtectionForAll
If you are being forced to undergo so called ‘virginity testing’ or hymen surgery, @KNFMHBV have a specialist helpline: 0800 5999 247 | karmanirvana.org.uk/get-help/helpl… You can also speak to our Helpline team 24 hours a day on 0808 2000 247.
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EVERY woman deserves the right to take decisions about her life and body and to be free from shame and stigma. If you need support, please reach out to @KNFMHBV, a specialist service for survivors of honour-based abuse. karmanirvana.org.uk/get-help/
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In Partnership with @WellbeingofWmen, @RCObsGyn, Dr Leila Frodsham has responded to a series of common #virginitymyths. Share our clip to support awareness, understanding and challenge to these common myths. You can help make a difference. @natasharat2 @DrProudman @RicHolden twitter.com/RCObsGyn/statu…
THREAD 💬 “I was forced to stay in my marriage because it would bring shame.” In our key research — with@BristolUnii — many women reported feeling responsible for protecting and maintaining the household, often experiencing pressure from family members too. (1/4) ⤵️y
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ForeignSec has replied to Chair of Home Affairs Committee's letter sent in response to concerns about #quarantine and #forcedmarriage I raised, alongisde @KNFMHBV and many others tackling #HBV in UK. Policies should be better known to help those at risk. committees.parliament.uk/publications/6…
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Despite rates of #ForcedMarriage falling during the pandemic, cases are beginning to rise. This case highlights after a string of failures by Enfield Council a teenage girl was forced to marry a man who assaulted her. #ChildMarriage bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan…
The #Domesticservitude animation has been translated into Urdu, Punjabi & Bengali. This follows evidence showing a specific increase in reports within West Yorks, indicating women from Pakistan & Bangladesh are being brought to the UK & exploited More ➡️ westyorks-ca.gov.uk/policing-and-c…
#DomesticServitude is happening right now in the UK and involves victims working in a family home where they are ill-treated, humiliated, subjected to unbearable conditions. A real-life story of a survivor is the inspiration behind a new online animation: youtube.com/watch?v=mxQWjD…
Tomorrow is Out And Proud Parents Day. Come out as a Proud Parent and help support other parents of LGBTQI+ children. Show your support #OutAndProudParentsDay @outproudparents @nazandmatt
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Meet the amazing Benaifer, a Zoroastrian, and an out and proud parent of her son Veh, who is queer and gay 🏳️‍🌈❤️ If you’re the proud parent of an 'out' LGBTQI+ child, come out and show your love and share your pride. Join the conversatio#OutAndProudParentsDayay today 🤗❤BOHD
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⛺️☀️Can you help bring pure joy today by donating to IKWRO’s crowdfunder to send the survivors of #honourbasedabuse at our specialist refuge camping? ☀️⛺️ crowdfunder.co.uk/summer-camping…
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Great to have government leadership tackling #VirginityTesting as our National helpline frequently hears from women and girls impacted by these issues. Read our article with Saira Khan @DailyMirror mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/v… twitter.com/sajidjavid/sta…
Thanks to @nicolejacobsST for speaking at our National Day of Memory and helping us remove #HonourBasedAbuse from its 'cultural cul-de-sac' @natasharat2 twitter.com/CommissionerDA…
Read our full response to this below⤵️ karmanirvana.org.uk/news-item/home…
We are pleased to have a full govt commitment to ending #VirginityTesting and welcome the implementation of an independent expert panel to explore banning #Hymenoplasty. Both issues are inextricably linked, and we will be calling upon the govt to end both harmful practices.
It is great to have recognition & commitment within the @ukhomeoffice #VAWG strategy to #EndChildMarriage. Whilst removing parental consent is a progressive step, it still won't protect ALL children from child marriage in Eng & Wales. Read our full response to this problem⤵️
We are pleased to see the inclusion of criminalising Virginity Testing in the government's latest Violence Against Women and Girls strategy. This is the first step towards tackling this harmful practice. #VAWG See our full response in the link ⤵️ karmanirvana.org.uk/news-item/home…
Our team is live on @GMB on the announcement of the new Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy which includes plans to protect women & girls from violence and crimes including #honourbasedabuse #virginitytesting twitter.com/GMB/status/141…
Jobs on the National #HonourBasedAbuse Helpline - with demanding increasing by 65% we are recruiting a Senior Call Handler and Call Handler roles, with the opportunity to work from home. Deadline: 26 July, 12pm Apply via🔗karmanirvana.org.uk/about/the-team…I
1/2 Virginity testing and fake surgery claiming to 'repair' virginity known as #hymenoplasty are set to be criminalised as one charity reveals cases reported to them have risen by 75% in the last year. My story for @thetimes bit.ly/3hHZki2 #VAWG
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Much love for you @PayzeeMalika Banaz, Shafilea and so many more have their legacy living through the work we all do on a daily basis and protecting and saving the lives of many more ❤️ #WeRemember twitter.com/payzeemalika/s…
It was promising to hear yesterday by @pritipatel that this issue will be recognised in the new VAWG strategy. @thetimes thetimes.co.uk/article/virgin…
As part of our Day Of Memory yesterday, in Heshu’s memory, we shared our #VirginityMyths campaign brief: bit.ly/3yZUl1E Thank you @hansummers for sharing insights on how the national HBA helpline is responding to calls relating to virginity testing in the UK.
Today is the 7th Day of Memory for victims of so-called ‘honour’-based abuse. I was glad to attend the conference and discuss progress with my Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill, which I hope will protect potential victims in the future. #WeRemember
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Today is the National Day of Memory to remember and celebrate the lives of victims on Honour Based Abuse 💜 Follow@KNFMHBVV as they live tweet from their commemorative event#WeRememberrtwitter.com/KNFMHBV/status…G
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On today's National Day of Memory we remember the life of Shafilea Ahmed and others like her. Sadly, many are still experiencing - or at risk of - honour-based violence, and so we must raise awareness of these practices. Help is available: karmanirvana.org.uk/get-help/ twitter.com/KNFMHBV/status…
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Today is a National Day of remembrance for those lost to honour killings. Did you know the CYSCP has a One Minute Guide on Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence saferchildrenyork.org.uk/one-minute-gui… @KNFMHBV f #HonourBasedAbuse #ForcedMarriage
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Today is the annual Day of Memory for victims of so called ‘honour’ based violence started by @KNFMHBV and @Cosmopolitan. It would have been the 35th birthday of Shafilea Ahmed who was killed by her parents in 2003 after years of abuse: karmanirvana.org.uk/news-item/14-j… #WeRemember
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Wow! Shaf will be looking over you and it was meant to be. #WeRemember ❤️ twitter.com/MelMelissa1986…
If you would like to support our call for action, read our latest briefing to find out how: bit.ly/3yZUl1E @DrProudman @NimkoAli @ukhomeoffice @DHSCgovuk
THREAD As part of our Day Of Memory, in Heshu’s memory, we share our ‘virginity myths’ campaign brief. It was great to hear Minister Atkins share at the conference that the next VAWG strategy will recognise Virginity Testing as a form of VAWG. karmanirvana.org.uk/campaigns/curr…
Great to be invited by the @ukhomeoffice Home Secretary to the VAWG round table today, especially on the National Day of Memory. It was great to hear commitment from the @pritipatel to tackle #HonourBasedAbuse in the next VAWG strategy. @natasharat2
Our founder @Jas_Sanghera_KN closes the 7th Day of Memory and revisits why this day happened and why it should continue. Thank you for everything you brought to the cause and continue to do so. #WeRemember
Police support @KNFMHBV to #ShineALight on so-called #HonourBasedAbuse. If you are worried for yourself or a friend contact Karma Nirvana on 0800 5999 247. The police can also be contacted on 101. Immediate danger? Call 999. twitter.com/KNFMHBV/status…
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