Holland: money for illegals suffering from "honor" crimes

Verdonk, Dutch Minister of Immigrant Policy, announced today that money will be put aside to help illegal women who are victims of "honor" related crimes. The money will be taken from an existing fond to help offset living costs and medical care until the gov't decides whether they can stay in the Netherlands.

Organization for helping women stressed that "honor" related crimes is an underrated problem in the Netherlands. Police, education and social workers do not have adequate knowledge or money to offer help to victims.

The announcement was made during a presentation of a book about violence against immigrant girls.

Source: Telegraaf (Dutch)

See also: Keeping count of "honor" murders

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