Men Overlooked in Honour Crimes

Men should not be overlooked when it comes to investigating honour related crimes. That’s according to a debate article written in Swedish daily, Dagens Nyheter, today.

The government investigation found feminist views that see women as the main victims of honour related violence, have lead to male victims being forgotten about and male suspects being judged in advance. Many male victims are members of the homosexual, bi-sexual and transgender, or HBT, community.

Of over 400 local and regional projects financed by the Swedish government, 11 percent are aimed at men and only three percent target the HBT community.

The article calls for more projects to be directed at the boys and men affected by honour related violence, despite the fact that they only make up a small percentage of the victims of the crime.