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

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Kurdish Question Revisited
EditorsGareth Sansfield, Mohammed Shareef
Place of PublicationUK
Number of pages9
VolumeHurst and Company London
DatePublished - 2017


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.

    Research areas

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


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