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Honor violence is often coordinated between family members

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the founder of AHA Foundation, speaks to Detective Boughey about what honor violence is.

Find more information here: https://www.theahafoundation.org/honor-violence/

Honor violence is an often-overlooked form of abuse that shames, hurts, or kills thousands of women and girls in the U.S. each year and puts millions more at risk. Honor violence is typically seen in the form of physical or emotional abuse, sexual assault, rape, or kidnapping - but it also includes female genital mutilation and forced marriage. In its most extreme cases, honor violence can lead to murder. In sharp contrast to other forms of domestic violence, honor violence is often condoned by families and communities, making it particularly difficult to identify and stop. Sadly, it often involves several perpetrators within the family or community.

Honor violence is a reality in the U.S., and alarmingly, the number of cases is increasing, making it clear that a more robust system for addressing these crimes is critical. The AHA Foundation responds to women and girls in crisis through counseling, information, and direct introductions to local service providers.

“The prevalence of honor violence and honor killings in the US will only increase unless we act now. We have a duty to protect these young women and to be a voice for them. Most importantly, it is the right thing to do.”
Detective Chris Boughey, Peoria, Arizona Police Department

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