“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.
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