IKWRO at the United Nations
IKWRO at the United Nations

Joanne Payton, who has long been Research and Information Officer presented her research on ‘honour’-based violence at the 57th Comission for the Status of Women at the United Nations building in New York.

‘There are real differences between ‘honour’-based violence and the kinds of intimate partner violence that the Western system is set up to deal with,” explained Joanne, ‘and we need to understand these and make sure that services know what to do when someone comes to them for help. There may be a completely different profile of risk that needs to be understood if we are going to keep potential victims safe.’

For more details, see Joanne’s personal blog.

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