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Remembering those lost to honour killings

Every year on July 14th a National Day of Memory (DOM) is held to remember all those that lost their lives to honour killings.

There are an estimated 12 'honour' killings each year in the UK although the exact number is unknown.

The annual day of remembrance, initiated by Karma Nirvana in 2015, is held each year on July 14 - the birthday of Shafilea Ahmed who was murdered by her parents in 2003 after suffering years of abuse for becoming 'too westernised' and rejecting a forced marriage.

'Honour abuse' often has multiple perpetrators (including women) from the immediate and extended family and sometimes the community at large.

Dudley's community safety partnership, safe & sound's website hosts more information about forced marriage, honour based abuse and useful links 



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