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Campaign Success: Nusrat Ghani MP withdraws her Bill which proposed to ban the term “honour” based violence and conflate it with domestic violence

IKWRO 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 It has been withdrawn ahead of its second reading on Friday 24th March 2017 following IKWRO’s joint letter signed by 66 experts and survivors explaining why the Bill would put lives at risk.

The letter can be seen below.

Why banning the term “honour” based violence and conflating it with domestic violence will put victims at increased risk

The 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 of the widely used and accepted term “honour” killing should be banned from official publications and that this form of violence against women and girls should be conflated with domestic violence. Both of these suggestions would have dangerous consequences for those at risk of “honour” based violence and lives will be put at risk.

“Honour” based violence and domestic violence are distinct forms of violence against women and girls, each with specific dynamics. Many women experience both, whilst some are at risk of “honour” based violence and not domestic violence. Each carries particular risks and requires different safeguarding approaches. These two forms of violence must not be conflated, and if they are, it is highly likely that there will be failures in safeguarding, resulting in serious harm and even “honour” killing.

NEW RESEARCH REVEALS: In only five years, police record more than 11,000 ‘honour’ based violence cases

Expert, Diana Nammi, Executive Director of the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) is available for interview.

On Thursday 9 July 2015, the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO), a leading women’s rights charity campaigning to end all forms of “honour” based violence, including forced marriage, child marriage and female genital mutilation, publishes new research revealing that from 2010 to 2014 UK police have recorded more than 11,000 cases of “honour” based violence.

Banaz: An ‘honour’ killing

Still from 'Banaz - A love story'

Still from ‘Banaz – A love story’

Artist and activist Deeyah explains the motivation behind her documentary film Banaz: A love story which features IKWRO. A shortened version of this documentary was shown on ITV on 31st October.

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