Honour Related Violence & Forced Marriage

  • Harry Hays Building (Conference Centre Rm 160) 220 4 Ave SE Calgary, AB, T2G Canada

The South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario & the Barbra Schlifer Clinic were hired by the Department of Justice & the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development to facilitate trainings across Canada on forced marriage & ‘honour’ related violence.  Together we have been delivering these joint workshops to build capacity of front line staff of various institutions from various sectors in Canada for over six years. Both Clinics also do extensive front-line work on these cases. These trainings explore the needs of survivors of family violence, specifically “honour” related violence, forced marriage, and the role service providers can play in effectively engaging with them.

We will using a case study method and sharing best practice tools and resources on prevention. We will be sharing information on family and immigration law, Needs-assessment, safety planning and creative intervention strategies for addressing “honour” related violence/forced marriage

Implications for practice, policy, or knowledge transfer:

This hands-on skill building workshop series for front-line workers aims to increase access to services for survivors by providing participants with:

  • Increased knowledge of impact of “honour” related violence/forced marriage
  • Promising practice tools and resources on prevention
  • Information on family and immigration law
  • Needs-assessment, safety planning and creative intervention strategies for addressing “honour” related violence/forced marriage
  • The workshop is an opportunity to mobilize a regional response to family violence faced by young women in Canada.


  • Day 1: 8:30 - 3:30pm
  • Day 2: 8:30 - 12:00pm

Please complete this form to register: (because of high demand, we have expanded to accomodate 75 people max)

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