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Mother who burned her own daughter to death for eloping given death penalty

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

Violence

Pakistan Moves to Ban Honor Killings

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

NewsFix

Woman beheaded in Afghanistan for entering a city to go shopping without her husband

The real war on women.

From Daily Mail: A woman has reportedly been beheaded by a group of armed men in Afghanistan after she entered a city without her husband. 329 more words

Crime

Jordan: Honour crimes anti-Islamic — fatwa

By Rana Husseini – Dec 01,2016 – JORDAN TIMES

AMMAN — The Iftaa Department on Thursday issued a fatwa prohibiting the murder of women in the name of family honour. 158 more words

Asia

SHIFTING SOCIAL NORMS TO STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

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

Feministing

Murders of Arab women in Israel spark outrage and debate

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

Violence

SHOW ME THE HONOR IN KILLING, I'LL WAIT.

Imagine a young woman, around sixteen years of age, raised in a society where her only purpose is to serve the men in her life, her father and brothers. 2,639 more words