"Honour" based abuse

"Honour" based abuse can include forced marriage and female genital mutilation. Victims of "honour" based abuse can find themselves in conflict with people they care about the most. Isolated from family and friends, victims can feel like they have no one to turn to. For this reason it is crucial that victims can have the confidence in the police and criminal justice system that the perpetrators will be brought to justice. Awareness of these crimes is increasing but I will continue to work with all relevant organisations including community groups and charities to raise awareness and provide support.

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