Religion, culture and the politicization of honour-related violence: A critical analysis of media and policy debates in Western Europe and North America

Over the past decade, the issue of honour-related violence has entered media and policy debates in immigrant-receiving countries like the Netherlands, Germany, Britain and Canada. In some of these countries, media debate has instigated policy debate. This paper analyses how media, parliaments and other State institutions, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) conceptualize honour killing and honour-related violence in order to uncover how such conceptualizations inform policy responses.

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Geographic coverage: OECD DAC Donors and Other Countries; Netherlands; Germany; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Canada

Subject area(s): Gender, culture and society; Anti-violence interventions; Ending violence against women and girls; Domestic violence/interpersonal violence

Resource type: Research papers

Resource year: 2010

Publishing entities: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)