Experiences of Honour Based Violence and Moving Towards Action in Iraqi Kurdistan

Nazand Begikhani, Gill Hague

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The chapter discusses violence and killings which are carried out in the name of ‘honour’. It is based on a two-year major piece of research on ‘honour’-based crimes inside Kurdish communities in Iraqi Kurdistan Region and in the UK. It presents a discussion of ‘honour’-based violence, followed briefly by the study aims and methods, with longer sections on our findings and recommendations. Using a gender perspective, it places particular emphasis on the ideas and plans for action on honour-based violence which emerged from the research. The study and this chapter are based on activism and attempts to enable social change for women.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Kurdish Question Revisited
EditorsGareth Sansfield, Mohammed Shareef
Place of PublicationUK
Number of pages9
VolumeHurst and Company London
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Honour-based violence, honour killings, violence against women, Iraqi Kurdistan Region, Kurdistan, women activists


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  • Transnational Press London (Publisher)

    Nazand Begikhani (Editor), Wendelmoet Hamelink (Editorial board member) & Nerina Weiss (Editor)

    May 2017May 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

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