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Honor Killing

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 10.02.2013 | Gay 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...

Who Is to Blame?

Krystina Friedlander | Posted 09.02.2012 | Media
Krystina Friedlander

The past ten years have seen an increase in coverage on Islam, but a marked decrease in standards of journalism.

Is It Safe For A Muslim Woman To Wear The Hijab In America?

Jacques Berlinerblau | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Jacques Berlinerblau

What is it like for a Muslim-American woman to wear a hijab in public? Does this particular religious attire render its wearers vulnerable to verbal and physical violence?

The Global Problem of Gender Inequality

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 06.11.2012 | World
Nake M. Kamrany

The evidence of gender discrimination is rooted in history, tradition and culture. Gender inequality is a highly debilitating stigma and leads to detriments of women's psychology of their worth and dignity to themselves and to society.

A Reporter's Journey: Revealing the Honor Violence Epidemic

Jonathan Leach | Posted 06.06.2012 | Crime
Jonathan Leach

Honor killings are a wide-spread problem, and despite common generalizations, these senseless acts of violence are not exclusive to a single culture, ethnicity or religious group.

Women At Risk In An Unequal World

Katherine Marshall | Posted 04.04.2012 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

That a man in an eminently civilized country like Canada could invoke an ancient practice like honor killing in the 21st century is frightening. The mores that seem to be at work cut to deeply felt attitudes about families and women.

Turkey's First Gay Movie Highlights 'Honor' Killing

AP | By SUZAN FRASER | Posted 01.24.2012 | Gay Voices

ANKARA, Turkey -- Shortly after telling his parents he was gay, Ahmet Yildiz was gunned down inside his car by his father in Istanbul. It was Turkey's...

Woman's 'Honor' Killing Sparks Outrage In West Bank

AP | By NASSER SHIYOUKHI and KARIN LAUB | Posted 07.19.2011 | World

SURIF, West Bank -- A 20-year-old Palestinian woman who was thrown into a well and left to die in the name of "family honor" has not become just anoth...

Iraqi Immigrant Sentenced In Arizona 'Honor Killing'

AP | By AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 06.15.2011 | Home

PHOENIX -- An Iraqi immigrant was sentenced Friday to 34 1/2 years in an Arizona prison for running over and killing his 20-year-old daughter because ...

Director Feo Aladag uncovers honor killing in new film

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

No, Feo Aladag admits with a laugh, she never intended to become an expert on the horrifying practice of honor killings. But if she was going to make ...

Misogyny In The Muslim World: Bound By Culture Or Religion?

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

In many Muslim societies, Islamic law deems women inferior to men. A woman's testimony is worth half that of a man, and her independence is restricted by seclusion in the home, laws of guardianship by male kin, polygamy and unilateral divorce.

Are We Accomplices to Violence Against Women?

Navi Pillay | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Navi Pillay

The numbers are of pandemic proportions -- so large that, perversely, they distract us from the plight of the woman next door. Are we unconsciously shrugging it off as 'normal'?

DVD Review: Forbidden Lie$

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

Why did dozens of western media outlets allow Norma Khoui to peddle her falsehoods for so long and how can Random House easily brush off the book after spending resources publishing and promoting?