A Woman's Truth: Four Women's Personal Stories of Being Victims of Honor-Related Violence
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Honor related violence has become a recognized abuse all over the world and violence against women carried out by the men in their families is and has always been a resurfacing problem in all societies. This paper will focus on the problems which relate to cultures where honor related violence is a more common practice and will depart from societies where men can take violent actions against women in the name of family honor and hide behind cultural exemptions.
This paper is written to create a deeper insight to the needs and wants of subjected women and to understand their own perception of this type of violence and its underlying causes.
This paper takes on the view solely of the subjected women and is a direct presentation of their stories and their lives. Instead of using outside observers this paper goes directly to the women living in these types of situations and represents the women based on their own wants and needs from society and authority.
The methodological framework for this paper is through an inductive process of writing and is through observations and unstructured interviews trying to build a systematic description revolving around the victims of honor related violence. The interviews, biographic narratives, will ask the participants to tell a story about their lives, a biographic narrative where they will freely speak and this will be facilitated during eight in-depth interviews with four different women who during many years lived under abuse carried out in the name of honor by two husband, a father, and several uncles.
The results of these interviews lead to the conclusions that women often are ignored and forgotten by outside forces such as police and organizations until a crime is committed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 50 p.
Honor, violence, patriarchy, women, culture, honor crimes
Globalization Studies International Migration and Ethnic Relations
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-29937OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-29937DiVA: diva2:658641
Subject / course
Peace and development
Peace and Development Programme, 180 credits
2013-08-29, k3041, Linnausuniversitetet, Växjö, 14:17 (English)