Domestic Violence, Forced Marriage and ‘Honour’-Based Violence

Author: House of Commons, Home Affairs Committee (United Kingdom)

Publication: Sixth Report of Session 2007–08, Volume I (2008)

The UK’s House of Commons report on the issues of domestic violence, forced marriage, and honor-based violence.

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Survivors of Honour Based Violence & Forced Marriage in the UK: Sample Study Compiled by Karma Nirvana

Author: Karma Nirvana

Publication: August 2008

This report presents statistics gathered from the Karma Nirvana Forced Marriage and Honor Violence hotline in the UK from it’s inception on April 11th, 2008 to August 11th, 2008.

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Findings of the Forced Marriage IDVA Support Pilot

Author: Ministry of Justice (September 2009-February 2010)

Publication: July 12th, 2010

This report presents the findings of a forced marriage support pilot. The Ministry of Justice in the UK specifically looked at the role that dedicated Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVA) play in supporting victims before, during and after an application for a Forced Marriage Protection Order.

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A Childhood Lost

Author: The UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development, and Reproductive Health

Publication: November 2012

This report provides an overview of child marriage in the UK and the developing world, including the causes and consequences of child marriage and policy recommendations.

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The Missing Link: A Joint Approach to Addressing Harmful Practices in London

Author: Sumanta Roy, Dr. Patricia Ng Ikamara Larasi, Efua Dorkenoo, & Alison Macfarlane

Publication: Imkaan, Equality Now, & City University (September, 2011)

This study was commissioned and funded by the Greater London Authority to address a knowledge gap on the needs of black, minority ethnic and refugee (BMER) women experiencing harmful practices. The specific aim of the study was to provide a document which would help to engage commissioners, funders, policy-makers and front line practitioners to improve the way London responds to harmful practices.

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