Tuesday, 27 March 2012

'Honour' crime victims living in fear in the UK:

"Blanked-out windows, high metal railings, CCTV cameras and monitors - this is a building with high security.

I have come to one of a handful of refuges in Britain especially for Asian women and their children.

They are victims of violence in the name of so-called "honour", and they have all run away from a husband's home where the extended family has made their lives a misery.

In Asian and Middle Eastern communities, controlling women's behaviour is seen as key to the honour of the family.

Having a boyfriend, wearing make-up or Western clothes, refusing to marry someone chosen by your family or leaving an abusive husband - these can all be seen as dishonourable acts."


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