Honour from within: An exploratory study of the role of the extended family in tackling honor-related violence in various European countries

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Abstract

Unlike domestic violence often is perpetrated by persons within the nuclear family, Honour Based Violence often involves multiple persons within the nuclear and extended family and may very well involve persons from the close community. It may be condoned and is at times even encouraged within the family and in close social circles. These aspects require attention within all the decision-making processes and policies that address Honour Based Violence. In light hereof, an exploratory research was carried out to explore the extent to which the extended family is involved in addressing Honour Based Violence in three European countries: Belgium, Germany and Sweden. The Report offers a succinct overview of the answers to the research questions and the observed measures and interventions in these countries. The study followed a top-down as well as a bottom-up approach in exploring the existing measures. A top-down approach refers to exploring the laws and policy measures developed on national or regional levels that are implemented on both national and local levels. The bottom-up approach refers to the initiatives and measures that have been taken and are being used at the local levels by projects and NGOs that actively address Honour Based Violence.

Translated title of the contributionHonour from within: An exploratory study of the role of the extended family in tackling honor-related violence in various European countries
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationMaastricht
PublisherMaastricht University
Commissioning bodyMinisterie van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn & Sport (VWS)
Number of pages97
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Honour Based Violence
  • Extended Family
  • Measures Europe

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