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I Storbritannia blir to kvinner slått i hjel i hjemmet hver uke. Myndighetene ønsker en kampanje i skolene om vold i hjemmet, men enkelte skoler unnlater eller nekter for ikke å støte innvandrerfamilier.

Home Affairs Select Committee offentliggjorde sist uke en rapport om vold i hjemmet. Den anslår at volden koster samfunnet 250 milliarder kroner i året! Komiteen ønsker seg flere krisesentere og undervisning i skolen på linje med kurs i trafikksikkerhet. De vil ikke at vold mot kvinner skal godtas i religionens navn eller ut fra familieære.

Members of the all-party Home Affairs Select Committee say they are «alarmed» that some schools refuse to discuss «honour crimes» for fear of offending ethnic minorities.
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eith Vaz, the chairman of the committee, said: «Domestic violence is more pervasive than many other crimes in our society and is deeply costly – both to the victims and to the economy- and yet too little is being done to prevent it.

«We need a shift in focus from the criminal justice system – which only a tiny proportion of all cases ever reach – towards education, prevention and early intervention.»

In a new report, the MPs say domestic violence leads to the deaths of two women in Britain every week and costs the economy £25 billion a year, but the true scale of forced marriages and honour killings is unknown.

En egen studie viste at 70 prosent av alle ekteskap blant muslimer, der ektefellen hentes utenfor landet, er tvangspreget.

Lukker øynene

Men å snakke om tvangsekteskap, vold mot kvinner og æresrelatert vold, ser ut til å være touchy for visse skoler, sier komiteen.

The committee said it was «alarmed» by the «evident resistance» of some schools and local councils to displaying information on domestic violence.

«In the case of forced marriage, some schools appear resistant to allow discussion of the issue, owing to fear of offending parents and communities,» it said.

The MPs also claim some schools turn a blind eye to children who disappear from classes, who may have been taken away for forced marriages.

They conclude that domestic violence and forced marriage should be part of the sex and relationships curriculum, and refer to a Home Office report which recommended that prevention programmes are taught «in both primary and secondary schools».

Five-year-olds to be taught about domestic violence and forced marriages

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