Cosmopolitan and Karma Nirvana Campaign for Day of Remembrance

Cosmopolitan beamed a harrowing and poignant image onto the Royal Opera House to coincide with David Cameron’s Girl Summit, in remembrance of the women killed in the name of honour by their own families.

Cosmopolitan’s campaign, in partnership with Karma Nirvana, are dedicated to supporting victims of honour-based violence and forced marriage and pushed the issue to the top of the political agenda during Cameron’s Girl Summit, which took place on the 22nd July.

It tackled the abuse and oppression of women embedded in certain cultures – both at home and abroad – with a focus on female genital mutilation and forced marriage.

An estimated 5,000 women across the world are killed each year for bringing ‘shame’ upon their families; at least 12 of these victims are British, and the true number is thought to be far higher, as many simply ‘disappear’.

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