“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.
Why banning the term “honour” based violence and conflating it with domestic violence will put victims at increased riskThe Conservative MP for Wealden Nusrat Ghani, has proposed, in a new private members Bill – the Crime (Aggravated Murder of and Violence Against Women) Bill – that the use […]
We, the Iranian & Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) are heartbroken at the news of the recent death of Rahmat Sulemani, the love of Banaz Mahmod’s life. On 20th March 2016, […]
Leading “honour” based violence charity welcomes HMIC report which identifies needs for major improvements by police On Tuesday 8th December 2015, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) published the findings of […]
UK Police must learn lessons from failures by German Police that contributed to the ‘honour’ killing of Lareeb KhanThis week, in Germany, the trial of the “honour” killing of Lareeb Khan, a 19 year old, is taking place. Her father, Asadullah Khan and mother Shazia, are accused of murdering her […]