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“Honour”-based violence in a British South Asian community

“Honour”-based violence in a British South Asian community The purpose of this paper is to explore attitudes towards, and victimisation experiences of, “honour”-based violence (HBV) in a reportedly vulnerable population in the UK.Design/methodology/approachA convenience sample of 216 participants were recruited from a local community in England; the majority were young (mean age=21.93), Indian or Pakistani (85 per cent), Muslim (96 per cent), females (67 per cent).FindingsAlthough gender differences were found for attitudes towards one aspect of HBV (namely, forced marriage), these were not significant. While HBV victimisation affected only a small proportion of this sample, when it was reported, the effects were serious and included anxiety, attempted suicides and running away from home. This highlights the need to identify and safeguard vulnerable groups without stigmatising whole communities.Originality/valueThese findings contribute to the scarce literature available on HBV in British communities, and highlight a need for culturally aware emergency and health service provision. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Safer Communities Emerald Publishing

“Honour”-based violence in a British South Asian community

Safer Communities , Volume 17 (1): 11 – Jan 2, 2018

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Emerald Publishing
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© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
1757-8043
DOI
10.1108/sc-02-2017-0007
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explore attitudes towards, and victimisation experiences of, “honour”-based violence (HBV) in a reportedly vulnerable population in the UK.Design/methodology/approachA convenience sample of 216 participants were recruited from a local community in England; the majority were young (mean age=21.93), Indian or Pakistani (85 per cent), Muslim (96 per cent), females (67 per cent).FindingsAlthough gender differences were found for attitudes towards one aspect of HBV (namely, forced marriage), these were not significant. While HBV victimisation affected only a small proportion of this sample, when it was reported, the effects were serious and included anxiety, attempted suicides and running away from home. This highlights the need to identify and safeguard vulnerable groups without stigmatising whole communities.Originality/valueThese findings contribute to the scarce literature available on HBV in British communities, and highlight a need for culturally aware emergency and health service provision.

Journal

Safer CommunitiesEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 2, 2018

Keywords: Self-harm; Suicide; Muslims; Male victims; Police; Honour crimes; HBV

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