Stories resembling a horror movie. This is how some cases of honor related crimes in Bulgaria sound. Inspector Desislava Viktorova from the National Police, the Crimes Against Personality department, tells us how the police is proceeding when it comes to such a sensitive type of abuse.
*This article reflects a personal opinion of the expert and the team of the project does not commit to it.
This activity aims to regularly inform stakeholders in Bulgaria and Norway about the activities and results of the project, which will also support advocacy activities for the adoption by the national and local institutions of proposed changes to policies and laws.
Due to the declared emergency situation and the restrictions imposed, the project schedulehas to be changed. However, the work on it continues to be active.
The outreach activities under the current sociological survey will start again as soon as the restrictive measures have ceased.
In April, Association Korektivi prepared an analytical report with the results of a survey conducted among experts through in-depth interviews.
The main questions that interested the researchers were what the experts meant by honour related abuses; what are the risk factors for the spread of honour related abuses, what is the assessment of experts on the level of spread of the phenomenon in the country, as well as to describe the socio-demographic profile of risk groups, to examine the opinion of experts on interaction, awareness and readiness to work on such cases and finally to summarize the recommendations received.