Honour based violence as a global public health problem: a critical review of literature

Publication authors

Bhanbhro S, Cronin de Chavez A, Cronin de Chavez A, Lusambili A, Lusambili A


The findings from the review highlight the complexity of tackling HBV in a globalised world. They also provide insights on how a public health model can be used to analyse both the causes and prevention of HBV. Further, a non-culturalised, unprejudiced and inclusive definition is required to flag-up and record HBV cases.

Keywords:Public health, Female genital mutilation, Gender-based violence, Honour killing, Honour-based violence