“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.
The Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation welcomes the news that the remaining two suspects in the Banaz Mahmod murder trial, Mohammed Ali and Omar Hussain, have been found guilty […]
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