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Honour Based Violence


The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) definition of “Honour based violence” is a crime or incident, which has or may have been committed to protect or defend the family and/or community.

It is a collection of practices, which are used to control behaviour within families or other social groups to protect perceived cultural and religious beliefs and/or honour, such violence occur when perpetrators perceive that a relative has shamed the family and/or community by breaking their honour code. This may include, having a boyfriend, not agreeing to a marriage, make up, inappropriate clothing, seeking divorce, not obeying to family rules.

If you need help, support or advice about Honour Based Violence please contact us on 0800 107 0726 and we will do all we can to provide you the support, information and advise you require. Alternatively you can find out more information in the following places:

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