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Wed, 10 Jul


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Honour Based Abuse Training Taster Workshop (Honour in a Crime? project)

Honour Based Abuse Training Taster Workshop (Honour in a Crime? project)
Honour Based Abuse Training Taster Workshop (Honour in a Crime? project)

Time & Location

10 Jul 2024, 13:00 – 14:30

Microsoft Teams

About the Event

Open to all social work practitioners across Adult and Children's Services within the West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership. Please see our Partner organisations below. 

Workshop overview:

This online interactive workshop is a taster for the full ‘powerful’ and ‘hard-hitting’ session devised by young people that can be booked by practitioners for their groups, institutions, and organisations. The taster will provide an overview of the Honour in a Crime? project, definition of Honour-Based Abuse (HBA), Forced Marriage, and HBA statistics. Practitioners will gain an understanding of the themes in HBA including the mindset of a perpetrator and will be signposted to useful services, helpline numbers, and a variety of resources practitioners can utilise. Practitioners will view film clips from the film "Daddy’s little… izzat” and undertake interactive drama activities exploring Forced Marriage and the impact on the victim.

Facilitator Bio:

Raqia Akhtar is the Youth Centre Manager at Darlaston Youth Centre and has over 20 years of youth work experience managing youth groups, grants, buildings, projects, staff and volunteers. Her passions include tackling gender inequalities and other issues affecting on the lives of young people with their active involvement.

Darlaston Youth Centre have an established record of delivering sensitive and challenging projects where young people are actively involved in project management, delivery, and evaluation. They specialise in delivering innovative, challenging, and unique projects exploring sensitive and taboo subjects (Dictated Choices, Voices of Hijab), which make a real difference to the lives of young people and the community, as well as inform the practice of professionals and decision-makers. Their aim is to challenge historical, deep-rooted attitudes and oppressive practices.

The Project Team of young women from Darlaston Youth Centre have received £375, 097.00 funding and have undertaken a ground- breaking and highly successful heritage project called ‘Honour in a Crime?’ exploring the historical roots of honour crimes and raising awareness of HBA. They have explored the 1960’s South Asian Migration to the U.K, the concept of honour over time as well as attitudes and treatment towards women, researched newspaper articles for reported U.K. honour killings and have undertaken interviews with the police, practitioners, and survivors of HBA. They have also interviewed women from across the main faiths for their understanding of honour related stories. The young women wrote the script and have produced a film called ‘Daddy’s little…izzat,’ which explores Zara’s story, which highlights the struggles that many face as a victim of HBA. The Project Team delivered an exhibition and film premiere sharing the learning and resources with the wider community and are currently delivering workshops across schools, colleges, universities, and organisations to educate and raise awareness. The project has been supported by West Midlands Police.

Deadline for registering:  Wednesday 19th of June 

Partner Organisations: 

Birmingham City Council

Birmingham City University

Chershire East Council

City of Stoke-on-Trent Council

City of Wolverhampton council

Coventry City Council

Coventry University

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Keele University

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Shropshire Council

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Staffordshire county council (Including MPFT)

Staffordshire Universty

Telford & Wrekin Council

University of Birmingham

University of Warwick

University of Wolverhampton

University of Worcester

Walsall Council

Warwickshire County Council

Worcestershire County Council

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