Savera UK Blog

Exploring issues around domestic abuse in BME communities

Afrah Qassim - My Story

Afrah Qassim - My Story Some people ask me if I was a survivor of domestic abuse or harmful practices. My answer is no, I consider myself lucky, because I could have easily been forced into marriage at the age of 11years old. READMORE

What did UK Parliament Week teach us?

What did UK Parliament Week teach us? “Education is key” - it’s something that Savera UK’s patron Nazir Afzal OBE said at our Memorial Day Conference for those who were killed as a result of Honour Based Abuse last July. READMORE

How BME women are affected mentally by abuse

How BME women are affected mentally by abuse . It’s not the objective facts that determine whether an event is traumatic, but your subjective emotional experience of the event. The more frightened and helpless you feel, the more likely you are to be traumatised. READMORE