Halo tackles forced marriage

VICTIMS of forced marriage and so-called honour-based violence are to get extra support, under a new project launched today (Friday, January 23).

The Halo project is being funded in County Durham and Darlington by Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg and was launched at The Durham Centre, on Belmont Industrial Estate, Durham.

It is aimed at ensuring victims of forced marriage and honour-based violence get the support and advice they need.

Among those attending the launch with Mr Hogg were the North East Chief Crown Prosecutor Gerry Wareham, Halo’s Yasmine Khan and victims of such crimes.

The event included the unveiling of a student Halo campaign, aimed at raising awareness of such issues among young people.

Source: http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/northdurham/durham/11746889.Halo_tackles_forced_marriage/

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