Understanding and responding to Forced Marriage, ‘Honour’-Based Violence, Transnational Marriage Abandonment and Dowry Violence;

Monday 11 February 2019, 1.30PM to 4.30pm

Speaker(s): Dr.Anitha Sundari , University of Lincoln

Led by Dr.Anitha Sundari, University of Lincoln, prominent researcher in this field and with the personal perspective of MRC delegate Asia Parveen.

This seminar will provide an overview on particular forms of domestic violence such as;

  • forced marriage
  • honour-based violence
  • transnational marriage abandonment
  • dowry violence. 


It will examine the specific aspects of these forms of violence against women and girls as well as the commonalities between these and other more ‘mainstream’ forms in order to understand the common socio-cultural roots of such violences.
It will also explore the impact on South Asian women in the UK in particular, though the implications for other communities will also be addressed.
This seminar will explore some implications for practice in interactive sessions.

Location: York Pavilion Hotel, YO10 4PJ

Admission: For subscribing organisations this is an Adult services event. For others there is a fee of £95. Bursaries are available for students, staff and service users, as well as for volunteers from voluntary groups, community groups and charities; please ask for details.

Email: spsw-mrc@york.ac.uk

Telephone: 01904 321237