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CPS officers to attend Honour based violence conference

Author Aruna Papp to speak at honour based violence conference

Aruna Papp, author of Unworthy Creature, will be one of the presenters at the honour based violence conference in Calgary next week.

On November 12 and 13, the Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association (ACCPA) will host a conference on honour based violence.

The conference is being held to educate police, justice personnel, lawyers, teachers, counsellors, health care providers, judges, prosecutors and the general public on honour based violence. At the heart of honour based violence is the belief that women are inferior.  Violent crimes are usually committed against women by their male family members who believe the women have damaged the family’s honour.  The conference hopes to educate police and health care professionals on the prevention of honour based violence.

Worldwide, there are at least 5,000 honour based killings annually, however, that number is likely much higher as thousands of crimes are misreported as suicides or accidents or simply ignored.

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