"The purpose of honor crimes is to maintain men’s power by denying women basic rights to make autonomous decisions about marriage, divorce and sexuality."
What is honour-based violence (HBV)? What is an honour killing? Are ‘honour’ killings and HBV related to religion? Do honour killings happen in the US and Europe?
- 5000 honour killings internationally per year.
- 1000 honour killings occur in India
- 1000 honour killings occur in Pakistan
- 12 honour killings per year in UK
So-called ‘honour’-based violence (HBV) occurs in communities where the concepts of honour and shame are fundamentally bound up with the expected behaviours of families and individuals, particularly those of women. Read more here
HBVA is an international digital resource centre working to advance understanding and awareness of Honour Killings and Honour Based Violence through research, documentation and information for professionals who may encounter individuals at risk. HBVA builds and promotes a network of experts, activists, and NGOs from around the world, establishing international partnerships to facilitate greater collaboration and education.
Our library includes specially collated Honour Based Violence research materials, suggested books, films, reports and media articles for your attention.