Honour killing: Parents murder girl for marrying her boyfriend, arrested

Hyderabad: In an alleged case of honour killing in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur, a 26-year-old techie was allegedly killed by her parents on Sunday. The woman had married her boyfriend, who belongs to a different community, in Hyderabad last week. Police arrested the accused who later confessed to committing the crime during interrogation. Urban Guntur SP, Gopinath .. read more

Shikarpur honour killing: police arrest two key accused

SHIKARPUR: Police claimed to have arrested two key accused of Shikarpur jirga that had ordered to kill two girls over ‘Karo Kari’ charges, Geo News reported Saturday. SSP Shikarpur said the Sanaullah Mahar and Abdullah Mahar (the main accused) have been arrested. He said police were conducting raids to arrest the head of jirga, Ghaus .. read more

Seven held in ‘honour killing’ case in Dwarka

Two days after a couple was hacked to death in a suspected case of honour killing in Gadhaka village of Kalyanpur taluka in Devbhoomi Dwarka district, police arrested seven members of the woman’s family on Wednesday. Poori Chauhan (24) and her husband Govind Chauhan (38) were allegedly attacked with axes, scythes and wooden clubs by .. read more

Man held for honour killing of his wife, daughters

SARGODHA: The head of a family has been arrested on the charge of alleged murders of his wife and two daughters here, Geo News reported Wednesday. Police said that the accused killed the wife and daughter in the name of honour that led to his arrest. The incident occurred at Qasba Lalyani of Tehsil Kot .. read more

Girl’s family kills couple to save family honour

LUCKNOW: In a case of honour killing, a young couple was allegedly tortured to death and their bodies dumped in a canal by the girl’s family on the outskirts of the city. Their bodies were fished out from the Sharda canal in the Chinhat area on Friday morning. The two were the residents of Satrikh .. read more

Clamping down on forced marriage and FGM worldwide: All hail this new piece of law

The British Government now has a legal obligation to consider how the aid it gives a foreign country can help the rights of women and girls worldwide – including, for example, reducing forced marriage and FGM – under new rules going through Parliament on Thursday. International development secretary Justine Greening explains the significance Justine Greening, .. read more

Britain to tackle big rise in Syrian refugee girls forced to marry

Unicef figures show one in five girls, some under 10, forced to marry by parents to protect against sexual violence Britain is to take the lead in tackling the rise in the number of Syrian refugee girls below the age of 16 forced into early marriage by destitute parents, many of whom believe it provides .. read more

Establish shelters for victims of forced marriage in Ghana – Social Worker

The Wa Municipal Directorate of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has organised a two-day forum to create awareness and strengthen civil society advocacy to reduce forced marriages in communities in the Municipality. Mr. Hamidu Haruna, the Upper West Regional Director of the Department of Social Welfare who gave an overview of early child .. read more

How many forced marriages in Finland annually?

In its Sunday edition, the Tampere paper Aamulehti interviews Nasima Razmyar, chair of the Multicultural Women’s Association Monika, an NGO aimed at supporting immigrant women in Finland. She believes that dozens of young women or men based in Finland are forced into marriage with someone of their parents’ choosing annually. Razmyar bases her estimate on her .. read more

Commission to fight early marriage in Ghana

Public agencies and civil society organizations involved in the promotion of child rights in the Tamale Metropolis have began a workshop to synergize their activities to tackle the menace of Child, Early and Forced Marriages (CEFM) in the Northern Region. The two-day workshop organized by the Tamale Office of the National Commission for Civic Education .. read more