The first memorial day for victims of honour killings is being marked across the country today.
Honour killings are murders committed to protect the reputation of a family or community. Today's date is significant, as it Shafilea Ahmed's birthday. She was murdered by her parents when she was 17 for attempting to live a western lifestyle and refusing to enter into a forced marriage.
Today the Halo Project, an organisation that combats honour-based violence, gathered North East police, prosecutors, crime commissioners and other agencies in Middlesbrough to sign their pledge to help end honour violence for good.