So Called Honour Based Abuse Inquiry (Women and Equalities Committee)

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December 2022

MWNUK  responded to the  call for evidence from the Women and Equalities Committee which seeks to understand  more about the nature and prevalence of abuse committed to protect or defend the so-called honour of an individual, family or community. Some of the recommendations made by MWNUK include:  inquiry: 

  • Recommending honour as an aggravating factor in sentencing
  • Addressing failings in  Policing when recording Honour Based Abuse
  • The urgent need for Police forces  to recognise links between  revenge porn and HBA
  • Strengthen the current HBA assessment tool
  • The government should produce its own tool with wide consultation that is disseminated to police forces for a more consistent approach


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