Angus Violence Against Women Partnership is holding a lunchtime learning session that will offer an insight to issues involving violence against women and girls, including forced marriage, honour-based violence and female genital mutilation.
As part of this session, they will screen Banaz – A Love Story, a film made in 2012 chronicling the brutal honour killing of Banaz Mahmod, a young British Kurdish woman in London. She was killed by her own family for choosing a life for herself – a victim of honour-based violence.
Harmful traditional practices encompass a range of abuse, resulting in physical and psychological harm, disability and even death for significant numbers of women and girls. They are forms of violence that have been committed primarily against women and girls in certain communities and societies for so long that they are considered, or presented by perpetrators, as part of accepted cultural practice. This session will help to make a link to protocols in Angus and what to do if you have any concerns.
The learning session is open to all at Bruce House in Arbroath from midday to 2pm on Thursday 30 November. If you would like to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org