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Honor Killings

Two Small Steps for Women, A Long Road Ahead for Womenkind

Raheel Raza | Posted 10.11.2016 | Women
Raheel Raza

Pakistan is among the worst places in the world to be a woman. Four women are raped, and three women are "honor killed," each day in Pakistan, in a...

The Culture That Condones Honor Killing In Pakistan

Haroon Khalid | Posted 07.29.2016 | Women
Haroon Khalid

We balanced clumsily on the small pathway in the middle of the fields. In front of us was the modest structure of a mosque we were headed towards. A group of women with water-pots on their heads walked confidently near us on the same path.

The Case Against Honor Killings In Pakistan

Talal Almas | Posted 07.26.2016 | Religion
Talal Almas

Honor killings in Pakistan have climbed to an acme in recent years. Every year, countless girls and women, naïve otherwise, are persecuted as a consequence of having relationships with individuals of their own choice.

This Oscar-Winning Doc Is Getting Pakistan To Reconsider Laws About Killing Daughters

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy | Posted 03.02.2017 | Home
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

HAFIZABAD, Pakistan -- "If you put a drop of piss in a gallon of milk, the whole thing gets ruined. That is what she has done -- destroyed everything." Those were the words spoken by a father in a desperate attempt to justify pulling the trigger on his teenage daughter, the young woman featured in our film "A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness." In the name of preserving family "honor," women across the world are shot, burned, strangled or stoned to death in shocking numbers.

Oscar Film Spurs Stronger Law Against Killing Women For ‘Dishonoring’ Family

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 03.01.2016 | Impact

The 2016 Oscars was a big night for calling out world problems: Chris Rock slammed Hollywood for its lack of diversity, Vice President Biden pushed pe...

How A Filmmaker Is Using Movies To End Pakistan's Honor Killings

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.22.2016 | Home

Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is using her Oscar nomination as a call to arms for her country to fight a very serious, brutal and prevalen...

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.

Kurdish Teenager's "Honor Killing" Fades to Memory as Iraq Violence Swells

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
The GroundTruth Project

Two weeks after Dunya's death, her husband released a video message unashamedly confessing to her murder, saying it was necessary to protect his honor and adding that anyone in his position would have done the same.

Honor Is a Shame in Shan Khan's Brave New Film

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 09.10.2014 | Entertainment
Nancy Cohen-koan

Honor is a fast-moving, even exciting tale of injustice, family and redemption. Will it help to change anything? Let's hope.

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.

South Asia Is Waging An Undeclared War Against Women

Bina Shah | Posted 08.01.2014 | Home
Bina Shah

It's a more important war than the one against terrorism being fought so desperately in Pakistan and Afghanistan. It's a more pressing issue than whether or not Pakistan and India will enter into a nuclear race, or whether Pakistan's nuclear bombs can be kept secure. It is the major issue in the region, which, if left unresolved, will result in greater instability throughout the region.

Can Disaster Be Averted for the Women of Afghanistan?

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Ida Lichter, M.D.

There is a potential catastrophe looming when foreign troops leave Afghanistan, as the central government could well sacrifice women and girls in future negotiations with the Taliban.

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.

Feminists Betray Islamic Women

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 12.24.2012 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Pressing for basic women's rights in Pakistan and Afghanistan is part of a regional challenge and should be a priority for Western feminists. Instead, many tolerate sexist violence in the area and subjugation of women through customary law and religious legislation mandated by the state.

Half The Church

Carolyn Custis James | Posted 12.06.2012 | Religion
Carolyn Custis James

I only hope the history books will tell future generations that Christians today were pro-life for the unborn and that our pro-life convictions extended to and blessed the lives of the women and girls represented in "Half the Sky."

No Country for Women

Elcin Poyrazlar | Posted 07.24.2012 | Home
Elcin Poyrazlar

I live in Istanbul, a mega-city, so I can't really say whether it is more conservative or religious. But there is certainly an air of submission where without being told, you have the instinct to shut your mouth.

Karzai Asks Us to Leave (Most of) Afghanistan, and We Should Listen

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.15.2012 | Home
Mitchell Bard

What happens next is up to the Afghan people, not us. The country's president has asked us to leave. If he doesn't want us there, we shouldn't be there. In fact, we should beat Karzai's timetable and get most of our troops out of Afghanistan as soon as is safe and practical.

After the Shafia Verdict

Nicole Pope | Posted 04.07.2012 | Home
Nicole Pope

Understanding the delicate social balances and the pattern that can lead to honor killings is therefore important to prevent these crimes and to improve the lives of women and girls who live under constant pressure.

GlobalPost Reports: Honor Killings Target Turkey's LGBT Citizens

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Jodi Hilton ISTANBUL -- On the walls of buildings and along the back alleys of the trendy Tunel neighborhood here in an old part of the city, gr...

Sex, Violence, and Terrorism

Connie Lawn | Posted 08.07.2011 | Home
Connie Lawn

Sex, violence, and terrorism. These topics are probably not discussed much in college classes, but they should be. These are the topics we often deal with in the news business.

Teen Who Reportedly Ran Away To Avoid Arranged Marriage Found Safe

Skokie, IL Patch | Ted Regencia | Email the Author | 11:11am | Posted 06.20.2011 | Chicago

A Skokie teenager who went missing since last month after fleeing from her family has been found early Wednesday. Zaineb S. Chaudary, 16, "was fou...

Police: Illinois Teen Ran Away To Avoid Arranged Marriage

Posted 06.18.2011 | Chicago

Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois are looking for a missing Skokie teen who may have run away from home to avoid an arranged marriage. ...

An American Honor Killing: Justice Is Served

Abigail Pesta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Abigail Pesta

Noor Almaleki, a pretty 20-year-old, was walking across a suburban Phoenix parking lot in 2009 when her father slammed into her in his Jeep Grand Cher...

Feo Aladag on Honor Killings and When We Leave

Kristin McCracken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

While the practice seems unthinkable to many, honor killings are still horrifically common -- a fact that inspired German actress Feo Aladag to direct her debut feature film, When We Leave.

HuffPost Review: When We Leave

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Aladag's gripping film is not a sermon or lecture on honor killing. The term itself is never uttered. And yet the message is clear: In this society, women have the same rights as animals and are treated worse.