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Honour crimes: Three women killed after torture

MULTAN:Police on Friday recovered the bodies of three women, all of whom bore torture marks. According to officials, the first incident took place in the Raheemabad colony of Multan where the bodies of a mother and daughter were found in their home.  Both the bodies bore knife wounds. An FIR has been registered against unidentified .. read more

Honour killing: 22-yr-old girl killed by brother

A 22-year-old girl was killed allegedly by her brother for marrying a youth from another community against the wishes of her family, police said today. The body of the girl was recovered yesterday from a pond on Madhotanda road here after which a case under Section 302 (murder) was lodged against her brother who is .. read more

‘Honour killing’ rocks Karnal village

In a case of suspected honour killing, Manoj Kumar (21) and Kiran (19), both residents of Bhaini Kalan village, near Karnal, were allegedly killed and cremated by their parents last night. Manoj, who was already married, had an affair with Kiran. They were planning to get married. Their parents were against it as both of .. read more

Honour killing: Two pregnant women killed in Mardan

KATLANG: Two pregnant women were gunned down in the name of ‘honour’ in Katlang, Mardan on Sunday. According to Amir Din Khan, a Katlang police official, Falak Naz filed a case against his neighbours Amjid Ali and Muhammad Ali stating that the two brothers barged into his house at 1:30am demanding to see his son Amjid .. read more

AFGHANISTAN: In Spite of the Law, Afghan ‘Honor Killings’ of Women Continue

An 18-year-old runaway named Amina agreed two weeks ago to leave the women’s shelter in which she had taken refuge in northern Afghanistan and go home with her brother and her uncle. What happened next is a cautionary tale for two young people from Bamian Province who eloped and are still in hiding, even as .. read more

Woman’s Mother, Uncle to be Extradited to India Over ‘Honor Killing’

The mother and uncle of a young Indo-Canadian woman who was the victim of an alleged “honor killing’ 14 years ago have been ordered extradited to India. Malkit Kaur Sidhu and Surjit Singh Badesha stand accused of killing Jaswinder Sidhu, who was stabbed to death in Punjab in June 2000. The prosecution alleges the pair .. read more

Syrian Girls Forced to Marry ISIS Fighters

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham is forcing Syrian girls to marry its foreign fighters. Many Syrian women are being married to members of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, an Islamic militant group originating from Iraq. By: Asaad Hanna, Contributor for Al-Monitor ISTANBUL — Following its establishment in Syria, the Islamic State of .. read more

Ending child and early forced marriage in Mozambique

A few days ago I had the great privilege of speaking at DFID Mozambique’s summit on ending Child and Early Forced Marriage (CEFM). Mozambique has one of the highest rates of CEFM in the world, with around one in two girls married before their 18th birthday. It is a problem that until recently has been .. read more

Theresa May told to ‘set up unit to tackle FGM like forced marriage’

Theresa May has been urged to set up a special unit to investigate female genital mutilation, similar to the Home Office’s forced marriage unit. London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis and a group of campaigners wrote to the Home Secretary calling for FGM to be tackled in the same way as forced marriage because there are parallels .. read more

We Need to Talk About Missing Women All Over the World

By: Craig and Marc Kielburger Awa Abge. Hauwa Yirma. Asabe Manu. There are 180 names in total. One hundred and eighty terrified girls held captive in the Nigerian bush for the crime of desiring an education. With hashtags like #BringBackOurGirls, Canadians flooded social media to support the girls and their frantic parents. As the drama unfolds, .. read more