Harmful traditional practices

Harmful traditional practices are forms of violence in certain communities and societies which are excused by perpetrators as being part of accepted cultural practice.

Crimes include:

  • Female genital mutilation
  • Forced or early marriage
  • Honour crime

Harmful traditional practices can have a devastating impact on both the victims’ physical and mental health. If you have been a victim or live in fear of becoming a victim we are here to support you.

We provide emotional support, guidance and practical help to make sure you can move forward.

You maybe unsure whether anything criminal has happened to you or be scared to talk about the people who have hurt you. Don’t worry, you can talk to us in complete confidence.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t want to report the crime to the police but if you would like to, we can help with that too.

Whether you have been affected recently or in the past, we are here – to talk, to listen, for advice, for help.

All of our services are free and confidential. Please get in touch.