Savera UK is working to end ‘honour’-based abuse (HBA) and all harmful practices, through direct interventions and safeguarding, advocacy, education, engagement, awareness-raising and campaigning for policy, attitude and behaviour change.

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Statement: Amina Noor FGM Sentencing

Statement: Amina Noor FGM Sentencing

Last year Amina Noor, 40, from London, was found guilty of aiding the female genital mutilation of a young British ...
Ambreen Fatima Sheikh: Silenced by family “unsatisfied” by her housework

Ambreen Fatima Sheikh: Silenced by family “unsatisfied” by her housework

On Wednesday 14th February 2024 a man and his family were jailed at Leeds Crown Court after his wife, Ambreen ...
Take Action: "This could be the only chance to prevent FGM"

Take Action: “This could be the only chance to prevent FGM”

In England and Wales an estimated 137,000 women and girls are living with the consequences of female genital mutilation (FGM), ...

HBA & Harmful Practice Media Guidelines

We have launched media guidelines for reporting on HBA and harmful practices and interviewing survivors.

The guidelines were created collaboratively by HBA survivors and frontline professionals and came following the charity’s Setting the Story Straight project, funded by Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales. The project examined how HBA and harmful practices, its survivors and affected communities were represented in the media.

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