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Localisation : France
Organisation : UL CNT Besançon
Registration date : 2006-08-20

PostSubject: 'Honour' killing Conference in London   Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:31 pm

'Honour' related crime conference to be held at the International Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, LONDON EC2A 3EA from 10 - 5 on 1st December .

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Murders in the name of so-called honour’ are murders within the framework of collective family structures, in which predominantly women are killed for actual or perceived immoral behaviour, which is deemed to have breached the honour codes of a household or community, causing shame.

The underlying purpose of “honour crimes” is to maintain men’s power in families and communities by denying women basic—and internationally recognized—rights to make autonomous decisions about issues such as marriage, divorce, and whether and with whom to have sex, in order to control female sexuality and reproductive function.

There are at least twelve murders in the name of ‘honour’ every year in Britain.

This conference aims to give public sector workers and others the knowledge they need to combat ‘honour’ killings, ‘honour’ related violence and forced marriage in the UK. The presentations will cover all aspects of ‘honour’ crime, from recognition and detection, to legal approaches and best practice for survivor care and recommendations for policy.

Booking £10: Please contact us to book.


* Diana Nammi: Chair of the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation, Founder of the International Campaign Against Honour Killing
* Commander Steve Allen: Head of the London Metropolitan Police Violent Crime Directorate
* Jasvinder Sanghera: Founder of the KarmaNirvana refuge
* ‘Jack Briggs’: ‘Honour’ killing survivor and author of ‘Runaways’
* Detective Inspector Brent Hyatt: Investigated the Heshu Yunes murder
* Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE: Lawyer working in international child custody and forced marriage cases
* Chaired by Heather Harvey, Campaign Manager for Stop Violence Against Women, Amnesty International

Download the flyer/booking form here (PDF) :
and the poster here [PDF] :

For more informations and contacts :

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