International Campaign Against Honour Killings


Over 5000 women and girls are killed every year by family members in so-called 'honour killings', according to the UN. These crimes occur where cultures believe that a woman's unsanctioned sexual behaviour brings such shame on the family that any female accused or suspected must be murdered. Reasons for these murders can be as trivial as talking to a man, or as innocent as suffering rape.

International Campaign Against Honour Killing (ICAHK) is an international network which aims to be part of a strong group of all women's rights organisations and individuals, all human rights activists and everyone who is fighting for equal rights and freedom.

ICAHK is an independent and non-government network that aims to raise an international awareness about the issue of violence against women, in particular honour killing; also to build a strong network within women’s rights movements, organisations and individuals around the world to put an end to "honour" crimes.

ICAHK attempts to establish dialogue and co-operation on the issue of honour crime with human rights organisations, international NGOs, the United Nations, Amnesty International, organisations representing workers, women’s groups and also European Governments to ensure that women’s equal rights are secured.

We wish to make it clear that we believe in the secular societies, regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity, and political opinion; the right to live, the right of each and every individual to practice and enjoy their freedoms in all spheres they choose. ICAHK was established on the 25th November 2003 by Diana Nammi with the slogan: Save Lives.

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