“Honour” based violence (HBV)
HBV is collectively planned and carried out by the victim’s family, often with the involvement of others, in order to protect or defend the perceived “honour” of the family and/or community. It is predominantly committed against women and may manifest itself in many forms including forced marriage, forced suicide, beatings, acid attacks, mutilation, imprisonment and murder.
BBC’s ‘Inside the Foreign Office’ gives behind the scenes insight into Government efforts to prevent “honour” based violence and forced marriageThe final episode of the documentary joins the Forced Marriage Unit in a race against time to prevent a 17 year-old British girl from being forced to marry in Iraq. […]
53% rise in “honour” based violence cases reported to the police since the criminalisation of forced marriageThe number of cases of “honour” based violence, forced marriage and FGM reported to the police in the UK has increased by 53% since 2014, IKWRO’s new research shows. The […]
As details of the “honour” killing of Celine Dookhran in London emerge IKWRO demands government action Last week, on Wednesday 19th July 2017, in London, 19 year old Celine Dookhran’s future […]
Campaign Success: Nusrat Ghani MP withdraws her Bill which proposed to ban the term “honour” based violence and conflate it with domestic violenceIKWRO are delighted that our joint campaign opposing Nusrat Ghani’s MP’s Bill has succeeded. It has been withdrawn ahead of its second reading on Friday 24th March 2017 following IKWRO’s joint letter […]