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Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Young women’s experiences of honorary-related violence. (English)
Abstract [en]

This is a study of five young women’ experiences of honor-related violence. The purpose of this study is: What experiences does the women show of an honor-related violent relationship? A qualitative method was applied and interviews were done with a total of five young women. To get a better understanding of the subject I have defined the four central concepts that this study is based on: honor, culture, ethnicity and gender. These subjects together describe honor and what it means to live under those circumstances. It also gives an idea of how it can be and reasons why honor-related violence occur.

The five women of the study are slightly described to give an idea of how they are and what experiences they have in the matter. From the collected data I could analyze the results and code four themes: fear, guilt and shame of a controlled life, low self-esteem and also strategies for how to survive in an honor-related relationship.

The result showed two types of groups where a victim can suffer from honor-related violence. The first group is of the children that are brought up with a relative, usually the father in the family, that is the perpetrator. The second group is the woman who gets in to a relationship with a man that uses honor as a reason to be violent. In conclusion I found that the perpetrator sees the victim as something he owns and control them as if they where his. This honorcode is based on what the surrounding defines as right and wrong towards the honorculture. The violence and the measure of it is based on what the culture defines as right and wrong.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
violence against women, honor-related violent, and young women in violent relationships, honor, honor-culture, culture, ethnicity, gender
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-29606OAI: diva2:907300
Subject / course
Social Work
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2016-02-29 Created: 2016-02-26 Last updated: 2016-02-29Bibliographically approved

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