Rise in honour crimes moving online


CAMPAIGNERS have welcomed new guidelines which target honour crimes and abuses carried out online, but said more work needs to be done to protect Asian women and girls from the threats posed on the internet. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) released a joint statement last Wednesday (14), warning that women were now experiencing honour-based abuse online. The protocol said: “There is an increasing amount of online activity by perpetrators to monitor, publicly humiliate and threaten victims. With ever advancing technology, perpetrators are finding more and more ways to coerce and control their victims.…

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