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Honor Killing

'Blasphemy' And 'Terrorism' Are Catchall Phrases To Repress Dissent

James Dorsey | Posted 05.03.2017 | World
James Dorsey

“Blasphemy” has joined “terrorism” as a catchall phrase to intimidate, incarcerate and kill critics and political opponents, as well as stifle...

Millennial Feminists Use Social Media To Combat Discrimination Against Women

AsiaToday | Posted 11.21.2016 | World

[Poster graphic calling for the end of Saudi Arabia's controversial guardianship system, which puts women under the authority of male relatives. The w...

Pakistan Passes Legislation Against 'Honor Killings'

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 01.05.2017 | World

Pakistan’s parliament unanimously passed legislation against “honor killings” on Thursday, three months after the murder of an outspoken social ...

Saba Qaiser: On Forgiveness

Renata M. Black | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Paradigm Shifters is a series of interviews with a select group of women and men from eclectic walks of life. It will highlight unspoken, real-life in...

A Pakistani Social Media Star Was Killed For Owning Her Sexuality

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.21.2016 | Women

Even in the last few days of her life, while facing death threats for her bold social media posts, Qandeel Baloch wouldn’t shut up. “I believe I a...

Father Teresa's Demise -- An End And A Beginning

Talal Almas | Posted 07.20.2016 | Religion
Talal Almas

Abdul Sattar Edhi -- a man widely dubbed as "Father Teresa" -- recently lost his hard-fought battle against renal failure. Revered as a national and international hero, Edhi established an empire of heartfelt philanthropy from scratch.

PM's Daughter: Pakistan To Pass Law Against Honor Killings In Weeks

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 07.20.2016 | World

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan’s ruling party plans to pass long-delayed legislation against “honor killings” within weeks in the wake of the hi...

In Rare Move, Pakistan Bars Family From 'Forgiving' Son For Honor Killing Of Qandeel Baloch

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 07.19.2016 | World

ISLAMABAD, July 19 (Reuters) - Pakistani authorities have barred the family of a murdered social media celebrity from legally “forgiving” their so...

There Is No Honor In Murder

Raheel Raza | Posted 07.21.2016 | Religion
Raheel Raza

The global struggle to eliminate honor-based violence requires grass roots activism as well as strict laws put in place that will deter the perpetrators of such crimes. If we don't act, this barbaric practice will continue. Us girls cannot stay at home.

When Killing An Innocent Woman Is An 'Honor'

Vanessa de Largie | Posted 07.21.2016 | Women
Vanessa de Largie

Admittedly, I’d never heard of Pakistan’s social media starlet Qandeel Baloch until she was killed by her brother for dishonoring her family. No...

'Honor Killings' Like Qandeel Baloch's Can, And Must, Be Prevented

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 07.18.2016 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Qandeel Baloch, 26, a model and Pakistan’s most popular internet celebrity, was killed on Friday by her brother in probably the country’s most hig...

Pakistani Social Media Star Allegedly Strangled By Brother In 'Honor Killing'

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.10.2017 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan, July 16 (Reuters) - Qandeel Baloch, a social media star whose exploits divided opinion in conservative Pakistan, was allegedly stran...

Sharmeen Chinoy, Malala and the international image of Pakistan

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 04.19.2017 | World
Raza Habib Raja

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is a celebrated Pakistani film director who has made two Oscar winning documentaries. Both her documentaries are focused on gend...

How I Got There: Rana Husseini

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 04.16.2017 | Impact
Lan Anh Vu

Rana Husseini is an award-winning journalist, senior reporter for the Jordan Times, and human rights activist. She is a leading international investi...

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

Philippe Assouline | Posted 11.09.2016 | 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 09.21.2016 | 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.

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.

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-...