‘Honour’-based abuse (HBA) is a crime or incident that has or may have been committed to protect or defend the ‘honour’of the family and/or community. The term ‘honour’-based abuse, encompasses the physical, emotional and practical abuse (e.g. financial) that those at risk endure. ‘Honour’-based violence refers to specific acts of violence committed in the name of ‘honour’, for example when talking about physical attacks or ‘honour’ killings.
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