Honour Based Abuse

The idea of ‘honour’ is for some communities deemed to be extremely important. To compromise a family’s ‘honour’ is often to bring dishonour and shame and this can have severe consequences. The punishment for bringing dishonour can be emotional abuse, physical abuse, family disownment and in some cases even murder.

In most honour-based abuse cases there are multiple perpetrators from the immediate family, sometimes the extended family and occasionally the community at large. Mothers, sisters, aunties and even grandmothers have been known to be involved in the conspiring of honour crimes.

  • For posters and awareness raising resources about Honour Based Abuse and forced marriage click here
  • Karma Nirvana supports victims of Honour Based Abuse and Forced Marriage.
  • The Halo Project provides support for victims and advice for agencies.
  • The Freedom Charity offers a 24 hour helpline service to provide support and protection of victims of abuse.