• Iqbal Mohammed

True Honour & MALA

Updated: Oct 7, 2019

MALA was delighted to host 50 members of the legal profession and police forces at its seminar with True Honour, a charity dedicated to supporting victims of honour-based violence.

Sarbjit Athwal spoke about her motivation in setting up True Honour and the scourge of honour-based violence. Clive Driscoll spoke about the role of the police in securing convictions and getting justice for victims. Clive also talked about co-operation between agencies nationally and internationally.

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The seminars were followed by lively questions and answers from our attendees, covering institutional racism, the change in policing tactics and prevalence of violence over time, whether victims feel safe going to India or local temples.

MALA's President, Judge Fayyaz OBE, made some closing remarks about the one chance rule, where agencies have the first chance to stop the escalation of violence in families. He also thanked Sarbjit and recognised that Clive had been awarded an honorary doctorate earlier this year.

Due to the demand for this seminar, it is being repeated in Birmingham in July. Please book now to avoid disappointment.


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