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In this section:
|1. What is honour-based abuse?|
|2. How to report honour-based abuse|
|3. Honour-based abuse support organisations|
Honour-based abuse is a crime or incident committed to protect or defend the 'honour' of a family or community.
If your family or community think you've shamed or embarrassed them by behaving in a certain way, they may punish you for breaking their 'honour' code.
Have you been threatened or abused if you've tried to:
People who carry out honour-based abuse are often close family members but also extended family or community members.
There isn't one specific crime of honour-based abuse. It can involve a range of crimes and behaviours, such as:
If you're concerned about someone being abused, here are some warning signs to look out for: