Testimonials

Testimonials


Surrey police logo
"Sarb has exceptional knowledge of Honour Based Violence (HBV) within ethnic communities.

She has been used as a subject matter expert and resource for Surrey Police so that officers and staff can deliver a better service in response to reports of HBV. 

She has also delivered similar training to the Metropolitan Police Service.

I commend her efforts to improve HBV and ensure that it is recognised and tackled by Government services."


Kevin Hurley – Police and Crime Commissioner (Nov 2014)
Forced marriage logo
"Overall Sarbjit is a great colleague to work with, who brings a lot of passion to her work. 

The FMU has been working with Sarbjit to continually share ideas on how best to tackle forced marriage – her unwavering spirit in continually wanting to raise the level of consciousness about the issue is commendable, despite current financial constraints. 

Her particular strengths lie in the fact that her past experiences place her in good stead to effectively campaign against all types of violence against women. "

Chaz Akoshile - Joint Head, Forced Marriage Unit 
Avon @ Somerser constabulary logo
"Sarbjit’s book is brilliant, so good in fact that I’ve passed on not only to others within my team but to the Constabulary as well. Sarbjit is very open about her experience and you’re able to put yourself in her place and fully understand the fear she must have felt in her position. 

This book provides a unique perspective of an honour killing and her experience is one many people can learn from.
 
This is one part of some valuable work Sarbjit does using her experience to support victims and she should be very proud of the work she’s doing.”

Sue Mountstevens – Police and Crime Commissioner (Oct 2014)

  

“The presentation given by Sarb was invaluable as it brought home all the learning to a real situation given by someone who is clearly still suffering the effects of HBV many years later. 

I felt inspired by hearing her talk about her experience, so much so over the past few days I have passed on the message of HBV to friends, family and other colleagues. Her presentation also made the message loud and clear that we have 'One Chance' to act as police to do something about it.”

Comments from an Attendee at Training Session

  

"In terms of the future strategic direction of our mutual work, I firmly believe the FMU and Sarbjit will continue to work together in delivering on all of the UK Government's priorities to tackle all harmful practices.  I also hope that the FMU will be in a position to provide further support to organisations such as this, in order to ensure that future victims are empowered to come forward and report cases, but more importantly receive appropriate support where necessary. "

Consular Directorate - Foreign and Commonwealth Office 
"Sarb's input was excellent. Watching a DVD of someone speaking about HBV is good but listening to someone in the room who has experienced it is really impactive. It is something that will always stick with me. The ability to ask questions makes a difference - and her honesty and bravery really shows. I think all officers within Surrey should be able to listen to her ... It could make the difference at any job and could save a life."

Attendee
"The presentation given by Sarb was invaluable as it brought home all the learning to a real situation given by someone who is clearly still suffering the effects of HBV many years later. I felt inspired by hearing her talk about her experience, so much so over the past few days I have passed on the message of HBV to friends, family and other colleagues. Her presentation (sic) also made the message loud and clear that we have 'one chance' to act as police to do something about it."

Attendee
"I found Sarbjit’s ‘story’ really motivational if not emotional due to her strength and determination, her story is impactful and informative allowing the wider society to have some insight into the world of Honour Based Violence (HBV). I admire Sarbjit’s continued drive to not only raise awareness but to want to help others that are in the same situation as she was. Sarbjit’s bravery got justice for her sister in law and ensured that those who thought so little of her life didn’t get away with murder. I admire Sarbjit’s bravery and grit – keep up the good work and be proud of yourself."

Your Sanctuary – Amy B, Surrey
"You are a true inspiration to many individuals out there not only those who have the privilege to know you personally but to the thousands who have read your book and only know you through the pages, you give courage, hope and determination to many of us."

Amanda Murr - Briefing and Development Officer  
Safeguarding and Harm Reduction Department Safeguarding and Investigations Command
Share by: