What is Honour based violence?   

 

‘Honour’-based violence is violence committed by families or communities against a member, usually a woman or girl, who they feel has not followed what they believe to be the correct code of behaviour and has caused dishonour to the family. Some people object to the term, ‘honour’-based violence, as they feel there is no real honour in hurting or threatening family members.

‘Honour’-based violence happens because of gender inequality in families and communities, where women are denied the right to have choice and control over their own lives.These crimes of violence can include assault, imprisonment or murder. So-called 'honour' crimes are more common against women and girls because they tend to be made more responsible for carrying the family’s virtue, but can happen to men and boys as well. ‘Honour’-based violence includes early and forced marriage, dowry-related violence and Female Genital Mutilation.

What is FGM?

Female Genital Mutilation is the name for ‘procedures involving the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or any other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons’. It is a harmful cultural tradition and not part of any religion. It is practised in 28 countries in Africa and some in the Middle East and Asia. FGM mostly takes place on girls aged 5-12, although it can be done at birth and up to the birth of a woman’s first child.

 

 

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