Zeenat Rafiq was an 18-year-old Pakistani woman who eloped with a classmate, Hassan Khan, despite her family’s disapproval. After being married for just one week, her mother Bibi found her and, to her surprise, offered to throw a wedding celebration, so she agreed. 280 more words
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PAKISTAN — Honor killing: the killing of a relative, usually a woman, who is perceived to have brought dishonor on the family.
“They have confidence in their murders, that they can kill and society will not be able to do anything to them,” says Muhammad Yasir, his brother murdered in an honor killing. 253 more words
Social and cultural norms can either protect women against abuse and violence or they can encourage the use of violence against them. The culture of violence against women persists in Pakistani society because it’s deemed acceptable. 694 more words
A series of killings of Arab women in Israel, supposedly carried out by relatives, is sparking a debate on widespread mistreatment of women in the community. 331 more words