HBVA (Honour Based Violence Awareness network) is an international digital resource centre working to advance understanding and awareness of Honour Killings and Honour Based Violence through research, documentation, information and training for professionals; teachers, health workers, social services, police, politicians, and others who may encounter individuals at risk. HBVA builds and promotes a network of experts, activists, and NGOs from around the world, establishing international partnerships to facilitate greater collaboration and education.
HBVA is founded for the following core functions;
- AWARENESS: providing an international HBV education resource, a digital information portal accessible to all.
- COLLABORATION: convening a global network of experts for the purpose of sharing data, knowledge and experience. Collaboration is key to the effective understanding of HBV on a global basis.
- TRAINING: producing training materials for European and US professionals to improve responses to victims within immigrant diaspora communities.
- RESEARCH: conducting and advancing long term and comprehensive research in order to properly and thoroughly understand the extent, causes and risk factors of HBV and develop efficient and appropriate responses.
HBVA will continue to collect, develop and add content over time creating an in depth and vast library and resource of information about honour based violence for those who seek the information. It intends to become a comprehensive source of information and research materials in both written and multimedia formats organized into an easily navigated digital resource.
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