In 2010, the UK police reported that around 2800 honour based crimes occurred. Of that, 11 were attempted and 18 were actual murders. Honour based violence or killings are defined simply as crimes committed in order to protect or defend the honour of a family or community. 969 more words
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A 16-year-old girl in rural Pakistan was drugged, strangled and burned alive on the orders of village elders for helping a couple elope. 334 more words
Dear Mrs/Miss Stevens,
The past 18 months particularly has seen much progress towards a society that upholds gender equality as a social norm rather than something only a privileged few are allowed to enjoy, however, this growing attitude is juxtaposed by a significant movement also of increasing popularity in this same time period; Islamic fundamentalism. 207 more words
Why is this feature relevant today?
Islam is typically viewed as an oppressive religion to women, so with the rising significance for considerations of gender equality in contemporary society and a growing interest in the details of a faith constantly interrogated in the media today it would be relevant to publish an article that explores a particularly worrying issue often (rightly or wrongly) associated Islam; honour killings and honour based violence against women. 251 more words