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Honor Killings

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

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 07.17.2014 | 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 07.11.2014 | 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 06.03.2014 | 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 | World
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.

Study Reveals Staggering Rate Of Domestic Violence Worldwide

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 08.20.2013 | World

LONDON — In the first major global review of violence against women, a series of reports released Thursday found that about a third of women hav...

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."

Murdered For Loitering With A Woman Who Wasn't His Wife

AP | Posted 11.25.2012 | World

CAIRO — An Egyptian court on Tuesday convicted three Islamists of killing a student this summer as he sat in a quiet park with his fiancée, sen...

No Country for Women

Elcin Poyrazlar | Posted 07.24.2012 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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 12.12.2011 | Gay 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 c...

Sex, Violence, and Terrorism

Connie Lawn | Posted 08.07.2011 | World
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.

Indian Mothers Charged With Killing Daughters In 'Honor Killings'

AP | By NIRMALA GEORGE | Posted 07.16.2011 | World

NEW DELHI -- Two Muslim mothers in a northern Indian town have been arrested on accusations they killed their daughters for dishonoring the family by ...

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 | World
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.

Shine A Light

Tamsin Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

Don't keep turning pages, hoping that the next chapter will be better. Everyday is a blank screen. Switch off the chatter.

The Honor Code and the Arab Gulf

Anastasia Hobbet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anastasia Hobbet

There is almost universal agreement that honor killing is un-Islamic. It's also illegal, yet it claims more than a thousand Pakistani women a year, maybe many more.

Who's Afraid of Shariah?

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

How many of those anti-Islam protesters holding "No Sharia Law" signs (as if anyone were advocating shariah law in the U.S.) actually know what the word means? I'd say, oh, none.

"Quest for Honor: Stop The Killings Now!" -- A Documentary Examines Honor Killing

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

First-time filmmaker, 70-year-old Mary Ann Smothers Bruni, has made it her mission to bring visibil...