We are Savera UK and we are speaking out.
We campaign to eliminate ‘honour’-based abuse and harmful practices and provide life-saving services to those at risk, regardless of age, culture, sexuality or gender.
Established in 2010, we are a leading charity tackling culturally-specific abuse in the UK, including forced marriage and female genital mutilation. We advocate for those who need a voice and offer a completely confidential and non-judgemental service.
Since launching our one-to-one service in 2017, we have supported hundreds of clients out of abusive environments into their Savera – meaning ‘new beginning’.
We help survivors of ‘honour’-based abuse and harmful practices to rebuild their lives. By providing emotional and practical support, we help them to gain economic independence and move forward into their future with confidence.
CHALLENGING HARMFUL ATTITUDES & PRACTICES
We don’t just address the effects of ‘honour’-based abuse and harmful practices. We tackle the causes as well.
We speak out to challenge harmful attitudes, prejudice and practices that violate individual human rights and educate and empower others so they can join our fight.
We contribute to research, provide consultancy and deliver training to raise awareness of harmful practices and their signs among people outside of at-risk communities. We also campaign to encourage everyone – as well as specific affected communities – to recognise and report instances of ‘honour’ based violence and abuse.