Sweden: Government funds fight against honor crimes

The Swedish government announced that it had set aside 32 million kronor ($4.9 million) to fund local efforts to combat honor crimes. Integration and Gender Equality Minster Nyamko Sabuni said many youths, mainly girls, who are the victims of honor oppression are living in very difficult conditions, sometimes risking their lives. The announcement came as Swedish police were investigating whether a 16-year old girl who died from falling from a fourth-floor balcony was the victim of an honor killing. Her stepfather and brother have reportedly been charged with murder.

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