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Youth arrested in honour killing case

Muzaffarnagar: A youth has been arrested for allegedly killing her sister in an honour killing case here, police said Tuesday. The accused identified as Intazar, was arrested yesterday after he confessed his crime. The pistol used by him for killing the victim was also recovered from his possession, DSP SP Sharma told reporters here. The .. read more

18
Aug

Going backwards on Honour Based Violence

Joanne Payton Co-founder of HBVA and works with Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation and International Campaign Against Honour Killings.         In the video I posted last week, DCI Caroline Goode, the second heroine of Banaz: A love story commented that although the death of Banaz Mahmod had led to soul-searching and reforms amongst the police, there .. read more

08
Feb

Sisterhood

Joanne Payton Co-founder of HBVA and works with Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation and International Campaign Against Honour Killings.         Yesterday, Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed were sentenced to life for the murder of their daughter Shafilea after a trial lasting four months. They considered Shafilea too ‘westernised’, particularly when she refused to marry .. read more

06
Aug

Dear mother

Joanne Payton Co-founder of HBVA and works with Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation and International Campaign Against Honour Killings.       As a crime where the majority of victims are women, there is an obvious gender basis to Honour Based Violence (HBV). But we need to be careful about oversimplifying HBV as if all .. read more

09
Jun

The language of ‘honour’

Joanne Payton Co-founder of HBVA and works with Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation and International Campaign Against Honour Killings.       The terms ‘honour’ killing and ‘honour’-based violence (HBV) as they are used in the English speaking world have often been criticised. The criticism relates to two main points, firstly that ‘honour’ has positive connotations .. read more

06
Jun

‘Honour’ violence and discrimination

Joanne Payton Co-founder of HBVA and works with Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation and International Campaign Against Honour Killings.       It is impossible to ignore the fact that so-called ‘honour’ crimes are predominantly associated with Muslims, as part of a general public stereotype in which Muslim women are seen as uniquely oppressed, and .. read more

11
Apr

Two Sides of the Moon, By David L. Gould

David Gould Director and Producer of documentary film Two Sides of the Moon. www.twosidesofthemoon.com       Over four years ago, the former Deputy Director of the University of Iowa’s Center for Human Rights, Chivy Sok invited me for coffee.  Over the course of our conversation, Chivy challenged me to produce a documentary on “honor .. read more

20
Feb