Honour Killings

BBC - Religion and Ethics - Honour Crimes
This authoritative United Kingdoms news site provides definitions, explanations and news articles regarding Honour Killings.

About so-called "Crimes of Honor" - articles by Jordanian journalist Rana Husseini, who was featured in the documentary Forbidden Lies.

"Acid test for Indian society" - Guardian article about Campaign and Struggle Against Acid Attacks on Women (CSAAW), an Indian organisation.

Burnt but not forgotten - YouTube link to the documentary by CSAAW about acid attacks against Indian women.

Honoring the killers: justice denied for "honor" crimes in Jordan - Human Rights Watch report (.pdf), 2004.

The other side of silence - New Internationalist article about violence against women, touching on honour killings.

Islamic women's perspective on "honor killings" - article by the Muslim Women's League, an American organisation.

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office's Forced Marriage Unit - UK government website offering information and support to UK nationals regarding forced marriage.

Recent Podcast:
SBS Dateline: Jailing the innocent Tue, Sep 30 2008
Women who are at risk of honour killings are being imprisoned under the guise of keeping them safe
Recent News Articles:
BBC News Channel

Women's Organisations

International Campaign Against Honor Killings [http://stophonourkillings.com/]
ICAHK is an independent and non-government network that aims to raise an international awareness about the issue of violence against women, in particular honour killing.
Includes honour crime world wide map [http://stophonourkillings.com/?name=Content&pid=20] with links to news reports about honour killings in that particular country.

WSRC Resources Include:
Meetoo V and Safia Mirza H 2007 “There is nothing ‘honourable’ about honour killings”: Gender, violence and the limits of multiculturalism" Women's Studies International Forum, Volume 30, Issue 3, May-June 2007, Pages 187-200

Kuraner E 2002 'Celebrations of love: women denounce honour killings in Turkey' Off Our Backs March 2002

Akpinar A 2003 'The honour/shame complex revisited:violence against women in the migration context' Women’s Studies International Forum, Volume 26, Issue 5, September-October 2003, Pages 425-442

Shalhoub‐Kevorkian N 2003 'Reexamining Femicide: Breaking the Silence and Crossing “Scientific” Borders' Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 2003, vol. 28, no. 2

Parla, A 2001 'The "Honor" of the State: Virginity Examinations in Turkey', Feminist Studies, Vol 27, No. 1, (Spring) 2001, pp. 65-88.

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