honor related violence

  • Change in the activity schedule of "Social and legal action to combat honor related abuse" (HRA Project)

    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.

  • Deana Dimova: “Roma women do not feel that violence against them and their children is something wrong”

    This is the opinion of manager and founder of Centre Dinamika Association – Deana Dimova. She has a master's degree in psychology and a postgraduate qualification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Social Management. She has been working in the social field for over 15 years - psychodiagnosis, training, psychosocial support and counseling for victims of domestic and gender-based violence. Here's what she told us according to her personal practice in the anti-violence center which she leads.

  • Does the Bulgarian legislation provide protection of refugees, victims of honor related violence?

    Diana Radoslavova - Co - founder, Manager, and chief lawyer of Center for Legal Aid “Voice in Bulgaria”. (CLA)

    Since 2009 CLA works on protection of the rights of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Bulgaria by providing legal assistance and advocacy. They have years of experience working in closed immigration centers and advocacy of alternatives to detention. They are also working on a project on very vulnerable migrant women over the past 2 years.

  • Honour related abuses - a report with the results of a survey conducted among experts

    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.

  • The most “problematic” form of honour-related violence in Bulgaria are early forced marriages

    This shows anationally representative study of the population on the basis of face-to-face interviews and in-depth interviews with experts, conducted by Association “Korektivi” under the „Social and legal action to combat honour related abuse“ project. Here are the details:

  • What is patriarchy and why is it important to us?

    Honor-related crimes are invariably linked to the patriarch. What is this term and why is it so important for us to understand how certain societies function, what are the relationships between their members and what are the role models. We will understand all this from the excerpt from the book “Why Does Patriarchy Persist?” by Carol Gilligan and Naomi Snider:

    With the election of Donald Trump, the persistence of patriarchy has once again come to the fore as a question that calls for explanation. Why does patriarchy persist?