Honour Based Abuse APPG

First Registered: 28/09/2017 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To debate and scrutinise issues relating to honour based abuse. To raise awareness of honour based abuse with a view to attempting to expose and eradicate such practices in the UK.

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Recent Documents related to Honour Based Abuse

1. Statistics on so called ‘honour-based’ abuse offences, England and Wales, 2019 to 2020
16/12/2020 - Home Office
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Found: Sheet1 Statistics on so called 'honour-based abuse', England and Wales, 2019/20 - Data Tables The statistical

2. Statistics on so called ‘honour-based’ abuse offences, England and Wales, 2019 to 2020
16/12/2020 - Home Office
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Found: Statistics Statistics on so called ‘honour-basedabuse offences, England and Wales, 2019 to 2020

3. Written Evidence: Action for Children (DAB39)
16/06/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: (DAB39) Call for written evidence: Domestic Abuse Bill 2019 - 21 Action for Children is

4. Written Evidence: Local Government Association (LGA) (DAB22)
16/06/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: Domestic Abuse Bill Written evidence submitted by the Local Government Association (LGA) (DAB22) 1

5. Written Evidence: Children's Commissioner (DAB43)
16/06/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: Domestic Abuse Bill Written evidence submitted by the Children’s Commissioner (DAB43) This submission

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Honour Based Abuse

1. Violence Against Women
25/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: but I thank her for her mention of the Domestic Abuse Bill. Will she commit to publishing guidance alongside - Speech Link
2: will certainly be provided alongside the Domestic Abuse Bill as it will assist with the provisions in the - Speech Link
3: deal with during lockdown. But the two ways that abuse in children is detected—through social workers or - Speech Link

2. International Women’s Day
11/03/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: work with home schooling and childcare. Domestic abuse cases have spiralled—up by 83%. When it comes to - Speech Link
2: needed amendments and improvements to the Domestic Abuse Bill. We have seen women outside Parliament, such - Speech Link
3: more likely to experience inequality, poverty and abuse.As with all forms of oppression, understanding - Speech Link

3. Domestic Abuse
24/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Refuge that showed that (1) the National Domestic Abuse Helpline received more than 40,000 calls and contacts - Speech Link
2: million of funding to ensure that helplines and web-based support remain available at this challenging time - Speech Link
3: duty in the Domestic Abuse Bill to assess the need for and commission domestic abuse safe accommodation - Speech Link

4. Ministers: Training
27/02/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Parliament, we now have a programme for training on abuse, harassment and so on. We should seek to apply that - Speech Link
2: Code is an honour code and based on the idea that Ministers will always act on their honour. Is it now - Speech Link

5. Domestic Abuse Bill
02/10/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: Joint Committee on the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill, Draft Domestic Abuse Bill, HC 2075, and the Government - Speech Link
2: determination to tackle the scourge of domestic abuse. Legislation, including the Bill, whatever its landmark - Speech Link
3: children and families, supporting victims of domestic abuse, may I ask the Secretary of State to join me in - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Honour Based Abuse
1. Honour Based Violence
asked by: Baroness Tonge
... and (2) 2020.

2. Honour Based Violence
asked by: Nusrat Ghani
... how many cases dealt with by the CPS were flagged as being cases of honour-based violence in the most recent year for which data is available.

3. Honour Based Violence
asked by: Kate Osamor
... what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals on extra-territorial effects for offences related to honour-based violence

4. Honour Based Violence
asked by: Kate Osamor
... what the Government's plans are for investigating allegations of honour-based violence which are transnational.

5. Domestic Abuse and Gender Based Violence
asked by: Mark Hendrick
... what steps she is taking to incorporate women's groups into discussions with her Department on measures preventing (a) gender-based violence and (b) domestic violence.

Latest Questions
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4 Current APPG Officers
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Virendra Sharma MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6080.

Email: sharmav@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Alexandra Nejad, Karma Nirvana, PO Box 515, Leeds LS6 9DW. Tel: 0113 887 0281

Email: a.nejad@karmanirvana.org.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Honour Based Abuse APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Honour Based Abuse APPG

Former APPG Officers
Jim Fitzpatrick Portrait
Jim Fitzpatrick
Co-Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Poplar and Limehouse
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships