What is “Honour” Based Violence?

“Honour” based violence is an act on a person by his/her family members or by the community, due to the belief that the person brought shame or “dishonour” upon them.

Females are the most common victims of “honour” based violence. However, males can be victims, as well.


Some Types of “Honour” Based Violence:

Physical Abuse

Psychological Pressure

Forced Marriage

Forced Abortion

Abduction

House Arrest

“Honour” Suicide

“Honour” Killing


Some Motives behind “Honour” Based Violence:

Falling in love with someone of your choice

Refusing to marry a person chosen by the family

Marrying someone of your choice

Loss of virginity outside of marriage

Pregnancy outside of marriage

Homosexuality

A relationship outside of marriage