Girls with honour-related problems in a comparative perspective
2010 (English)In: International Journal of Social Welfare, ISSN 1369-6866, E-ISSN 1468-2397, Vol. 19, no 2, 152-161 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this study was to learn to perceive the indicators of honour-related problems in a girl's everyday life. Our investigation included all girls aged 13-18 years who were about to be taken into care in 2006. The comparative analysis was based on 37 County Court cases in Stockholm County. The girls' exposure to harm in 13 of the 37 cases could be coupled to the demands and values of the honour culture. All the girls in the 'honour' group had been victims of mental abuse; they were more isolated than the girls in the 'other reason' group and none of the girls in the 'honour' group chose to meet their parents in court. We found that the honour culture life situation is new to the social services, which for these girls can mean that they do not have access to the same legal protection as other girls.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 19, no 2, 152-161 p.
honour-related violence, migration, compulsory care, LVU, mental abuse, virginity
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-49279DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2009.00651.xISI: 000274952000004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-49279DiVA: diva2:378438
authorCount :22010-12-152010-12-132010-12-15Bibliographically approved