Tackling forced marriage issues with the MET Police

The Sharan Project was recently invited by the Metropolitan Police to discuss forced marriage (FM) and honour based abuse (HBA) to highlight the challenges and barriers faced by victims and survivors across the UK. Addressing officers from specialist teams across the...

Celebrating TEN years of service!

This year marks our 10th year of supporting vulnerable women. We were delighted to mark this occasion by celebrating with our partners, supporters and ambassador at HMS President. The Sharan Project was created through the vision and dedication of our founder, Polly...

The psychology behind violent behaviour

The question of why a person exhibits abusive behaviour has been a topic of great research for a long time. And it’s an important one as it can help authorities as well as potential victims identify the behavioural traits of an aggressor and take measures to protect...

Brutal, a survivor’s story of child sexual abuse

My name is Nabila Sharma, some of you may have read my book Brutal  which talks about my personal experience of being sexually abused as a child by a local Imam. It has taken me 30 years, but I finally sought justice for the abuse I suffered at the hands of the Imam...