This event has had to be postponed. New date very soon
There remains a lack of understanding of honour-based abuse (HBA) among the public, including who it happens to, who the perpetrators are, when and why it occurs, and what crimes and harms are included. Despite assertions from women’s organisations, academics, and government reports, there remains an assumption that HBA only occurs in certain communities, and that it is a cultural, traditional or religious problem. Yet HBA is not sanctioned by any major religion and cuts across all cultures, nationalities, and faith groups. This lack of understanding and preconceived ideas has led to underreporting, a lack of identification, uneven quality of support, and in some cases, increased vulnerability for those who reach out for help.
In collaboration with national Honour-based Abuse charity Karma Nirvana and Glasgow-based Survivor Arts Community, the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab has been working on a project with survivors of Honour-based abuse to create a zine designed to improve public and stakeholder understanding of the issue. Join us for the launch of the zine where we will hear from survivors about their participation in arts-based workshops to create a zine that reflects people’s lived experience and provides insights into the nuanced manifestation of HBA in the UK. The project team will talk about honour-based abuse and what we hope to achieve from the zine, and participants will talk about their process of creation, curation, editing, and design, including their engagement with painting, creative writing and illustration workshops .
Free copies of the zine will be available for you to take away and share with others to spread awareness and knowledge of HBA in the UK.
This event is free, with refreshments provided
Bookings are closed for this event.