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Aberdeen roadshow raises awareness of forced marriage

A roadshow to raise awareness of issues surrounding honour-based violence and forced marriage has been held in Aberdeen.

National support organisation Karma Nirvana teamed up with Grampian Police for the Embracing Scotland event.

The charity's head, Jasvinder Sanghera, said: "We feel it is important to keep the momentum on this issue going."

The event was held at Woodhill House, on Westburn Road, from 09:30 until 13:00.

Det Supt Malcolm Stewart, head of the Grampian Police public protection unit, said: "Grampian Police are committed to providing the safest possible communities so that any person has the confidence to report an issue that may be affecting their well being.

"We are delighted that Karma Nirvana have returned to the north east as part of their schedule.

"This event will provide all partners who are involved in identifying and managing risk an opportunity to enhance their own personal and professional knowledge on the subject of honour-based violence and forced marriage."

The roadshows are presented by Karma Nirvana team members, and feature a survivor of forced marriage or honour-based violence.

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