Fear and family honour
Participant 1: Um I just wanted to add that I know a lot of people - it's really sad - that have been raped in our culture and, um, usually what the parents do instead of getting them justice or reporting it so that you get your rights, a lot of them are like, "Don’t say anything about it; don’t tell anyone about it. We’ll get you to a therapist; but just don’t talk about it in general. We won’t report it," because of, I guess, the reputation of the family.
Facilitator: Right, thank you for that, that is absolutely true - a lot of families um in our culture, uh, is it fair to describe what we’re talking about as maybe family honor?
Participant 1: Yes. yep. I just wanted to add that a lot of people from back home, I would hear stories - a lot of people actually get killed, like, honor killings, because they’ve been raped and the victim is always blamed for that. The woman especially is being blamed for that, no matter what happens. So, yeah, there’s a lot of fear coming with that for the victim to report it from our culture.