Violence and conceptions of honour
Honour Based Violence
9 Feb 2021
Summary of the study report on honour-based violence and measures for intervention in Finland
The Finnish League for Human Rights (Ihmisoikeusliitto) published a study report in 2016 addressing honour-based violence and the possible ways to prevent and combat honour-based violence in Finland. The data of the study consists of 32 thematic interviews with authorities and people with immigrant background, an online survey for professionals in the educational field as well as police reports and judicial documents on crimes related to honour.
Furthermore, the study presents selected good practices from the Nordic countries and Great Britain and makes recommendations for authorities based on the analysis of the data. There has been little previous research on honour-based violence in the Finnish context. Therefore, the report aimed at producing new, basic knowledge on honour-based violence and the ways in which it manifests itself in Finland. This is a short summary of the main findings and implications of the report.