Father guilty of honour killing murder

A FATHER who set fire to his house, killing his wife and seriously injuring his three daughters and a family friend, has been found guilty of murder and arson, but not guilty of the attempted murder of his daughters. Birmingham Crown Court heard how 56-year-old Mohammed Riaz Inayat deliberately set fire to his house in .. read more

Scottish Government back Westminster’s forced marriage legislation

CRIMINALISING forced marriage is “the right thing to do” and will keep Scotland in line with many other countries across the world, a Government minister said. The Scottish Government is backing Westminster legislation which will make it a criminal offence for someone to use violence, threats or any other form of coercion to force another .. read more

15-year-old escapes forced marriage

KOLKATA: Child marriage is a stigma not only of the Bengal hinterland — it may be well entrenched in culture conscious Kolkata. A 15-year-old Kolkata girl was being forced into marriage by an entire neighbourhood on EM Bypass and escaped by having the teenage groom arrested just hours before the wedding on Saturday. Coming just .. read more

Police help 3 sisters fearing forced marriage at Dubai Airport

Dubai: The human rights office of Dubai Police came to the rescue of three young Asian sisters who said they were scared they were going to be forced to marry if they boarded a flight to their home country, police said on Wednesday. The sisters approached police at Dubai Airport and said their father was .. read more

Honour killing trial witness wins Ultimate Women’s Warrior award

Mother became first person to waive her anonymity after sister was murdered in honour killing. A volunteer at a Molesey football club, who testified against her family in an honour-based murder trial, has won an award for her bravery. Sarbjit Athwal, 44, was named the Ultimate Women’s Warrior in the Cosmopolitan Magazine Ultimate Women of .. read more

Afghan landmark law failing to protect women: UN

Kabul — The UN mission in Afghanistan on Sunday criticised authorities for poor implementation of a landmark law to protect women, 12 years after the repressive Taliban regime was ousted from power. Donor nations, led by the US, point to the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW) law as a prized symbol of the success .. read more

Progress in tackling honour-based violence

Protecting women and girls in Scotland from honour-based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) requires action in a number of ways, but the first major step is to increase awareness among those at risk that help is available. Scotland has not yet got to grips with these problems but the latest figures do .. read more

Police reveal rise in cases of honour-based violence

Speaking at a conference at the Scottish Police College at Tulliallan, Clackmannanshire, Detective Chief Superintendent Gill Imery, the lead on public protection for Police Scotland, said there had been an increase in cases of honour-based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation across the country. A link to the article can be found here.

Palestinians see worrisome trend in ‘honour’ killings rise

Patriarchy, poverty and low education blamed for female violence in Palestine A silvery green olive grove set in the red soil of a Palestinian village is a crime scene – testament to a practice so sensitive that it is spoken of only in whispers. One night in late November, Rasha Abu Ara, a 32-year-old mother .. read more

Couple’s bodies recovered: Honour killing suspected

BHOPAL: In a suspected case of honour killing, the body of a couple was recovered from a well in Myana town of Guna district on Monday. Hands of both the bodies were tied together. Police said that the bodies of Bunty, 22, and Bhagwati, 22, both residents of Myana town were recovered from a well. .. read more