With the influx of refugees into the West, the abuse of women is something authorities must tackle, according to women’s rights activist and former model Jill Sorensen.
Swedish-American Sorensen co-founded Knock Out Abuse, an organization that strengthens and support organizations that serve women and children who are victims of domestic violence in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
In this podcast to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Sorensen tells Clarion’s Shireen Qudosi that currently 240,000 youth in Sweden live in families that buy into the honor culture dogma. One in every 10 murders in Sweden last year were honor killings.
In New York City, it is estimated that police respond to 250,000 calls of domestic violence per year — the vast majority of them women.
Sorenson advocates that all refugees go through a six-week course on abuse of women: