Honour Based Violence

It's Not Just the Police Who Are Failing Victims of 'Honour' Based Violence

Deeyah Khan | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK
Deeyah Khan

Whether within the police or other agencies, individuals who have expertise, cultural sensitivity and commitment to protecting women at risk are the greatest resource. The most valuable and dedicated of these are women's rights activists, fighting for change within their own communities, and providing a compassionate and effective source of help for women and girls at risk of their lives.

Honour Violence Victims 'Still Not Believed' By Police Who 'Fear Being Racist'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK

Victims of so-called honour violence are "still not being believed" by police who fear being labelled "racist" when investigating their allegations, a...

This Bill Is a Misogynist in Feminist Clothing

Lisa Hallgarten | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Politics
Lisa Hallgarten

This amendment is a misogynist in feminist clothing. Its anti-abortion proposers may claim to be the saviour of 'girl-babies' or to be eradicating 'gendercide', but it does nothing to address son preference, and the truth is that any law that threatens to criminalise women or the doctors who provide them with abortion can only do harm.

I'm a Survivor of 'Honour' Based Violence, We Need to Ensure Girls Don't Feel Abandoned Like I Did

Laila | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK
Laila

Homa, my middle sister "rebelled" in tiny, typical teenage ways, by ripping her jeans and listening to music. When Homa was 16 she overheard our stepmother and dad making plans for her to marry a 40-year-old. We'd met him when we'd been taken to visit the family, but we'd had no idea we were being displayed as potential brides.

The Battle Against Forced Marriages Continues

Priya Shah | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Priya Shah

Whilst Jasvinder's case was horrific, it was not an isolated one. Plenty more young girls were not forced marriage survivors like her, but instead faced the disastrous consequences of it, including honour-based crimes and even death.