First research workshop on forced marriages and honour crimes in Valencia

On 27 June, the Valencia Local Police hosted its first research workshop on forced marriage and honour crimes, an initiative on the framework of the European project HASP, funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme by the European Commission.

This first session consisted of a group dynamics where the participants raised open questions about these issues and the associations and NGOs offered their views on this problem. The staff from the entities that work every day on these fields also detailed how they face these cases and situations daily.

During the session, the importance of respecting all different cultures was highlighted, but always taking into account the compliance of human rights, the integration of women and the principle of equality.

It is well-known that the objective of HASP is to improve knowledge, raise awareness and reinforce a change on attitudes related to violence against women which involves cases of forced marriage as well as honour-related crimes.

Through this initiative we are trying to train the staff of LEAs and social workers to improve the effectiveness on the detection of these situations, their assessment and the report in confirmed cases.

The meeting counted on the presence of public and private institutions and the workshop was conducted by specialized staff from the Valencia Local Police.

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