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Ut ur hedersförtryck: En studie baserad på sju självbiografier skrivna av kvinnor som levt under hedersförtryck.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Out of honourbases opression : A study based on seven autobiographies written by women who lived during honourbased opression (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to understand which strategies helped women escape honourbased violence, by reading the autobiographies of seven women. Honourbased violence is a relatively new problem in Sweden, but it has existed for a long time. According to FN (2012) 5000 women are murdered every year in the name of honour. Honourbased violence is about maintaining the honour of the family. Womens sexuality is connected to men´s honour, and because of that they are not allowed to express it. They are being under constant control and surveillance by their family, to make sure they don´t violate the line. The father of the family has the right to make all the decisions of the whole family. In some cases, this leads to woman wanting liberation and successfully escape, starting a new life. In this study we wanted to investigate which persons and organizations meant the most to those women, during their journey. The study also investigates which strategies they used to become free. To help us analyze our result we used a theory based on power. We mean that honourbased violence rely on power and it´s structures, to maintain men´s power over women. We used a qualitative method using textual analyses. Results show that both single individuals and also organizations helped them escape. The most important strategies turned out to be hope, acceptance, denial, isolation, escape, resistance and even suicide attempt.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 45 p.
Keyword [en]
Honourbased violence, men's violence against women, culture of honour, honorary oppression, shame, culture, power, values, gender
Keyword [sv]
Hedersrelaterat våld, mäns våld emot kvinnor, hederskultur, hedersförtryck, skam, kultur, makt, normer, kön
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-31540OAI: diva2:689482
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
2014-01-16, Växjö, 08:00
Available from: 2014-01-30 Created: 2014-01-20 Last updated: 2014-01-30Bibliographically approved

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