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Police Inspectorate backs call for change to safeguard sexual abuse victims from Black and minoritised communities

The first ever Police super-complaint detailing the systemic failures of Black and minoritised sexual abuse cases by police forces across England and Wales has been upheld by the police inspectorate. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), along with the College of Policing and Independent Office for Police Conduct, have upheld the super-complaint […]


Home Office stats on honour-based abuse doesn’t reflect true numbers says charity

Statistics from the Home Office show that West Yorkshire has one of the highest rates of honour-based abuse in the country, but campaigners say that the number is a “huge underestimation”. By Shawna Healey Statistics from the Home Office show that West Yorkshire is tied with having the second greatest number of reported incidents of […]


Unseen Complications: Women Survivors of Abuse with NRPF Struggle to Access Dental Care in the UK

Survivors of abuse with No Recourse to Public Funds[i] (NRPF) often face a range of challenges when trying to access basic needs, including dental care. This is a critical issue that the Halo Project charity has been working to address, but the problem is far from solved. This blog post will shed light on the […]


Covid pandemic shines alarming light on level of honour-based violence, says leading UK charity

By Zoe Crowther The pandemic has revealed the devastating and real extent of honour-based violence in the UK, according to the founder of a leading charity which supports survivors. Yasmin Khan, founder of the Middlesbrough-based Halo Project, a charity which supports honour-based abuse (HBA) survivors, believes the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a surge in […]


National Lottery-funded UK charities unite to mark Day of Memory for victims of Honour-Based Abuse

Leading charities across the UK that support survivors of honour-based violence and abuse are calling on victims to spot the signs and report the crime. In the lead up to the Day of Memory for victims of Honour Based Abuse (July 14), National Lottery-funded charities throughout the UK are calling for increased visibility, reporting and […]


Marriage Hell: My abusive arranged husband kicked me so hard our baby died & threatened to torch our house after I refused an abortion

PEERING out of her bedroom window at the 12ft drop below, Tina Kenworthy uttered terrifying instructions that would send a chill through any parent: “Throw the quilt down and jump!” The frightened mum was teaching her sons how to escape their three-bedroom home in Leicester, in case her “monster husband” carried out his vile threat […]


Asian victims are ‘being failed’

By: Lauren Codling CAMPAIGNERS have warned that Asian victims of abuse are “being failed” due to a lack of cultural understanding by authorities, which they said can cause police investigations to “fall apart”. In interviews with Eastern Eye this week, charity bosses have said police should do more to recognise the specific barriers and safeguarding risks ethnic […]


Why does FGM happen and where is it legal?

EastEnders has tackled many controversial topics in its history, and now it is bravely addressing the practice of FGM – female genital mutilation. Mila Marwa has opened up on the show as she worries that her younger sister is to receive the same treatment she got as a child. This is a very real issue many women face: UNICEF […]


Domestic abuse: Where to get help and how to make a silent 999 call

Yasmin Khan, the Welsh Government’s advisor for domestic abuse advises what help is available for victims If you are a victim of domestic violence in Wales, or are concerned about a friend or loved one, there are many ways to receive help, advice and support. On Tuesday, ITV Wales detailed how the daughters of a woman […]