honour killing


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honour killing

The killing of a member—often female—of one’s family or social group by another member of the same family or social group, based on the perpetrators’ belief that the victim has dishonoured the family in some fashion.

Frequency
The UN estimates 5,000 women die from honour killings/year; women’s groups in the Middle East say the figure it more like 20,000.

Dishonourable behaviours or acts
Violating the group’s dress code, trying to end or prevent an arranged marriage, sexual activity outside of marriage (or even thinking about it), engaging in homosexual acts.
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She said that with the proper implementation of these acts, the law and order situation would be improved, besides proving helpful in changing social trends of the honour killing.
Honour killings are neither mentioned, nor are they at all exclusive to the Islamic world and as an Islamic state Pakistan, where it is really common, but unfortunately the Islamic leaders in Pakistan are not taking any serious action against that.
"Today, the matter came up because the amicus curiae (senior counsel Raju Ramachandran) had to give some suggestions regarding what is to be done in this illegal practice (honour killing).
(4.) Impunity for Domestic Violence, 'Honour Killings' Cannot Continue--UN Official, U.N.
The concept of honour killing is one that has survived many centuries and which has a strong foothold in many societies around the world today, according to many media reports.
In cases of honour killing, the perpetrator is usually a member of the family or an acquaintance.
Only one study has reported on the epidemiological profile of honour killings in Pakistan, reporting 1957 such killings from 2004 to 2007 with a mean annual rate of 15.0 per million, among women/girls aged 15-64 years.7 A study based on 630 respondents aged 18-71 years in Islamabad reported in 2006 that based on a given vignette that majority of respondents considered honour killing justifiable.8 Human Rights Commission of Pakistan reported 869 honour killing of women in 2013.9
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has estimated that in 2013, 869 women were murdered in honour killings. Campaigners say the real number is likely to be much higher.
Successive governments, especially Benazir Bhutto's left-leaning, Pakistan People's Party, have done a lot of good work to abolish the honour killings. Laws have been made, administrative networks set up, and above all people have been sensitised on the critical issue, while media and civil society have played their roles.
And it has now emerged Muslim convert Dunleavy may have misinterpreted the Koran and slaughtered his mother in an honour killing after she split up with his dad.
Honour killing is nothing other than cold blood murder in the name of honour.
THE 'honour killing' of a Coventry mum has been remembered at a memorial service at the House of Commons.