The aim of this thesis is to find out which impact the sense of honor has on male domestic violence in Turkish migrant families. For this purpose, a literature research was conducted. Women are subordinate to men in the traditionally patriarchal structures of Islam. Already in childhood, different rules for women apply than for men. In traditional Turkish families the concept of honor is held high. Honor is especially maintained by female family members and thereby, their misbehavior can endanger the whole family’s honor. Thus, the reputation of the entire family is at risk, which in turn legitimizes violent actions of the male against female family members. Particularly if women have no knowledge of the local language and no way to independence, they often find themselves in a dependent relationship with men. They do not find support from other female family members, because violence is seen as normal handling. To encounter this problem, comprehensive measures at various levels are needed: Community, Education, Politics, and religion. The earlier these measures are taken, the more effective they can be.