Palestinians protest violence against women

Today is the UN-designated International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. November 25 was chosen to commemorate the Mirabal sisters, three political activists whom Dominican Republic dictator Rafael Trujillo ordered brutally assassinated in 1960. Recently, hundreds of Bethlehem-area women marched to protest so-called “honor killings” and other forms of violence against women. Here, .. read more

Women’s shelter in Edmonton closing

The closure of a women’s shelter in north Edmonton has some in the domestic violence service agency world concerned that more cuts could be coming to such areas as governments scramble to balance budgets. The Edmonton WIN House III shelter, a specialized shelter that aids women who are immigrants or temporary foreign workers who face .. read more

Egypt: Newlywed husband ‘shot over pre-marital sex’

An Egyptian man has been killed in a so-called honour killing for allegedly having sexual relations with his wife before they were married, it’s reported. According to the English language Cairo Post newspaper, the man – identified only as Mohamed FM – was reportedly shot dead by his wife’s brothers after they discovered the couple .. read more

Record statement of girl fearing honour killing: HC to cops

The Bombay High Court today directed the Pune police to record the statement of a girl who approached the HC seeking protection from her family who she fears will kill her for eloping and marrying a boy from a different religion. The 21-year-old girl, belonging to the Sikh community, petitioned the High Court along with .. read more

Honour killing: Man, woman shot dead in Malakand

BATKHELA: In an apparent case of honour killing, two were gunned down while a woman was injured in Sholawai, Batkhel tehsil in Malakand Agency on Friday. Qalangai levies official Sani Gul claimed the incident occurred at around 8am. According to the police report, Bacha Khan said two brothers – Jamil, Waqar and their relative Riaz .. read more

“Violated Freedom” Shed Light on the Phenomenon of Women’s Honor Killing in Palestinian Society

Roles for Social Change Association (ADWAR) started the first performance of the play “Violated Freedom” within the activities of the “Social Pioneers working to Reduce the Phenomenon of killing women” project funded by the American Consulate. The chairman of the advisory board of ADWAR Association Dr. Yousef Abu Maria attended the opening of the play, .. read more

New UN resolution significant step forward to ending child marriage

A HISTORIC step forward by the United Nations in New York to address child, early and forced marriage, has been welcomed by child rights organisation, Plan International. The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution dedicated to the issue of child, early and forced marriage – the first in its history – on Thursday 21 November. .. read more

Case sought against father for forced marriage

LAHORE: An additional district and sessions judge on Tuesday sought comments from the Shahdara SHO by November 22 in a petition seeking the registration of a case against the petitioner’s father and other relatives for trying to force her to marry a man more than twice her age. Petitioner Uzma Bibi, 21, said her father .. read more

Honour killing as way of life

A mother in Azad Kashmir has joined her husband in killing their 15-year-old daughter by dousing her with acid after seeing her talking to a young man. Her elder sister, less moved by a false sense of honour and more concerned about the crime her parents had committed, has demanded police investigation into the murder which .. read more

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Sister of Brit-Pakistani 'honour killing' victim spared jail after helping in parents' conviction

London, Nov. 17 (ANI): Sister of British-Pakistani honour killing victim Shafilea Ahmed was spared a jail sentence over ‘mercy’ after being accused of organising a robbery. Alesha Ahmed pleaded guilty to helping to organise an armed raid at her parents’ home in Warrington, Cheshire, in August 2010. But, it was during questioning about the robbery that Alesha, now 24, revealed .. read more

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