Asylum for Honor-Related Violence?
Asylum seekers may be allowed to stay in Sweden in the future on the grounds of being victims of honor-related violence.
The Swedish Migration Board says it is turning to organizations working with such issues to increase its understanding of the situation.
Speaking to Swedish Radio News, the board’s Director General Dan Eliasson says they need to know more about the problem and if it turns out that they have been too restrictive in the past, then more women will be given protection here.
Benardita Nuñez of the organization Terrafem, which runs a telephone hotline for women who are victims of honor-related violence, says it’s about time the authorities here are acting.