Honour based violence as a global public health problem: a critical review of literature

Sadiq Bhanbhro, Anna Cronin de Chavez, Adelaide Lusambili
  • International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare, September 2016, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/ijhrh-10-2015-0032

Violence committed in the name of 'honour' is a global public health problem

What is it about?

The notion of 'honour' is increasingly used as a justification for violence mainly against women and girls across the world. We did critical review of the literature to assess the significant increase in the occurrence and reporting of HBV in many parts of the world and its detrimental impact on the health and well-being of women, girls, communities and wider society; marks it as a major public health concern. However, awareness and recognition of HBV in the field of public health is low in many countries and there is little known about its nature, roots and distribution.

Why is it important?

The problem of HBV is too much culturalised, which make the issue hypersensitive in turn difficult to tackle. We proposed an alternative approach of public health to address the issue.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ijhrh-10-2015-0032

The following have contributed to this page: Dr Anna Cronin de Chavez and Mr Sadiq Bhanbhro