S aturday 14 July marked the National Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Honour Based Violence, a day established to commemorate the birthday of Bradford-born Shafilea Ahmedmurdered by her parents in a so-called honour killing in It took nine years to bring her killers to justice.
And today marks the second anniversary of the brutal rape and murder of my constituent Samia Shahid. We must address what this tells us.
In the UK a quarter of women will experience violence over the course of their life. At least million women and girls alive today have undergone female genital mutilation and about million women and girls alive today were married before their 15th birthday.
My own childhood and adolescence were dominated by the normalised violence of men in the homeand later, at 15 years of age, the experience of my own forced marriage. So this is something that is very close to my heart as I begin my role as the shadow women and equalities minister. The campaign Mean Monsoon - Dan Auerbach - Keep It Hid to draw attention to the staggering levels of violence experienced by Revolution - Dr.
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I remember having a conversation with the Academy award-winning film People Without Honour (Accapella) - Wilks* - People With Honour / Brightest Nite Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and former co-chair of the Conservative party Sayeeda Warsi in the week Samia was murdered. There is no honour in murder, these are crimes driven by shame, the shame of the man. His shame not hers.
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