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Honor Killing

The Clash of Emotions at the Heart of Palestinian-Israeli Violence

Philippe Assouline | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics
Philippe Assouline

Why do Palestinian groups and individuals continue to use violence against civilians? It's the billion-dollar question at the heart of the conflict that no one is seriously addressing. And it might hold the key to peace.

Dukhtar: Award-Winning Film Highlights the Struggle of Pakistani Women

Phyllis Chesler | Posted 09.21.2015 | World
Phyllis Chesler

In the wild, wild East, in the tribal "badlands" between Pakistan and Muslim India, few girls or women willingly risk being honor killed for refusing an arranged marriage or for wanting to leave an exceptionally violent husband.

Pakistani Family Murdered In Honor Killing

AP | Posted 02.09.2015 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police Wednesday were looking for four men believed to have killed a couple and their four children as retribution for a ...

We Can and Will Eliminate Violence Against Women

Christine Hart | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Christine Hart

We don't always talk about gender-based violence in our conversations with family and friends, but it is pervasive in every culture and in every country on earth.

Sophia Jones

Despite Legal Gains, Turkish Women Are Still Dying Over The Right To Divorce | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.20.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- Serdar Gocmen didn't hesitate last year when he killed his wife with a kitchen knife, witnesses say. He walked into the Cumhur Hair Salon ...

Turkey Ambivalent on LGBTQI Population

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

Turkey is a country conflicted when it comes to its LGBTQI population. On the one hand, Turkey was the first country in the Muslim world to hold an LGBTQI pride march, but on the other, the rate of hate crimes against LGBTQI people in Turkey is the highest among European countries.

The Horror of Honor Killing: In America and Around the World

MeiMei Fox | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Around the world, honor violence is a far greater issue. The UN estimates that over 5,000 such murders occur annually -- and that number only includes the few honor killings that officials ever find out about.

Newlyweds Murdered In Latest Honor Killing

AP | Posted 08.29.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A 17-year-old girl and her husband were killed by her family for marrying without its consent, and another young woman was burned a...

What's Happening in Pakistan?

Harris Zafar | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Harris Zafar

What is happening in that country that makes people so hard-hearted, vicious, and sadistic? If Pakistan will not come to the aid of its own people soon, it will be too late for anyone to save the country from being completely overrun by extremists.

Media and Rape in Pakistan

Mina Sohail | Posted 08.03.2014 | Media
Mina Sohail

In Pakistan right now, there is absolutely no fear of being caught and no dread of being punished. This is a big problem. This is what we witnessed in the brazen act of murdering a woman outside a court in a prime center of the city.

The Phobia of Being Called Islamophobic

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

When you're unable to introduce Pakistan-style blasphemy laws in a secular, Western society, you have to find alternative ways to silence those who offend you, right? And that's where the "Islamophobia" smear comes in.

Museum of Intolerance

Ani Zonneveld | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion
Ani Zonneveld

As a museum that espouses the values of tolerance, should you, the Museum of Tolerance, be promoting such an Islamophobic film?

Parents Found Guilty Of Killing Daughter In Case That Gripped India

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

By Shyamantha Asokan NEW DELHI, Nov 25 (Reuters) - An Indian court on Monday found a dentist couple guilty of murdering their 14-year-...

Man Beheaded, Woman Beaten To Death In Indian 'Honor Killing'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 11.19.2013 | World

A man was beheaded and his girlfriend beaten to death in an "honour killing" in northern India after they eloped, police said Thursday.The woman's mot...

Why Do Straight Feminists Hate Lesbians?

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Victoria A. Brownworth

The culture of lesbian erasure that has flourished in the past few years has become deeply and disturbingly entrenched in straight, liberal feminism. Lesbians have become politically anathema. We're expected to support the abortion-rights movement, but there's no reciprocity.

Teen Girls In Pakistan Killed Over Home Video, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.27.2013 | World

Two girls and their mother were reportedly murdered in their home in northern Pakistan after a video showing the teens enjoying a rain shower on the f...

The Price of Justice for a Raped Pakistani Girl

Phyllis Chesler | Posted 07.30.2013 | World
Phyllis Chesler

Men who rape girls in tribal areas feel no guilt. Kainat's accused rapists were enraged when their victim dared speak out. They hotly denied Kainat's charges.

Rabbis, Sheikhs, Kadis, Imams And Priests Say No To Domestic Violence

Nomi Teutsch | Posted 07.29.2013 | Religion
Nomi Teutsch

In a country characterized by divisive, often violent conflicts and yawning gaps between communities, it was astonishing and inspiring to see these religious leaders reach across boundaries to exchange knowledge and support one another.

Pregnant Woman's Throat Slit In 'Honor Killing'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.14.2013 | World

Jordanian police said on Sunday they found the burned body of a pregnant woman whose throat had been slit and belly cut open showing her four-month-ol...

Horrible Allegations Against Hollywood Mom

Sun Sentinel | Ihosvani Rodriguez | Posted 05.19.2013 | Miami

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA -- A Hollywood mother burned her teenage daughter with a hot knife to punish her for talking to a boy she met online, an act that d...

Why The Arab World Needs A New Wave Of Feminism -- And Who Could Lead It

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 04.27.2013 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Choosing to share their bed with Islamist misogynists, feminists are betraying their Muslim sisters. At the same time, they forgo historic feminist ideals based on absolute values and guarantees provided by international protocols.

Fighting Honor Killings in Pakistan with Fashion

Betty Londergan | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact
Betty Londergan

Realizing that tribal elders and mullahs would never allow her to directly contradict tribal traditions, Khalida Brohi began to adroitly work on changing perceptions from within.

In Defense of the Goddess: Speaking Out Against Honor Killing

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.29.2013 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

She did not feel she should hate the Druze for their tradition or put them in "The Other Box." She just wanted to understand better where and why the tradition existed -- and how it might be put to an end. Her pull to the topic was undeniably related to her own life experience.

Parents Murdered Daughter In Horrific 'Honor Killing' For Looking At A Boy

AP | Posted 11.06.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD -- A Pakistani couple accused of killing their 15-year-old daughter by pouring acid on her carried out the attack because she sullied the fa...

Can Storytelling Stop Honor Crimes?

Adipat Virdi | Posted 10.31.2012 | Impact
Adipat Virdi

Honor Killing: "The killing of a relative, especially a girl or woman, who is perceived to have brought dishonour to the family." Transmedia Storytel...