14 July was the national day of remembrance for victims of honour-based abuse.

Hertfordshire’s Domestic Abuse Partnership is reminding everyone to look out for signs of abuse. More about honour-based abuse.


This time of year is particularly important...

There's an increased risk to British children and teenagers of being taken abroad to be forced into marriage or to undergo female genital mutilation.

Sarah Taylor, Development Manager, Domestic Abuse said:

“Many people assume these issues do not exist where they live.

We know there may be victims living in Hertfordshire, although numbers of reports may not reflect the true scale of the issue.

Very often those at risk are young or vulnerable and their abusers may be a family or community member."


Affected by domestic abuse?

Talk in confidence by calling the free Hertfordshire Domestic Abuse Helpline.

08 088 088 088

(Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm & Sat-Sun, 9am-4pm)

Always call 999 if you or someone else is at immediate risk.

Karma Nirvana is the charity behind the annual day of remembrance. They support victims honour-based abuse and female genital mutilation.

Download our FGM and forced marriage posters if you'd like to promote the services available to those affected or vulnerable.