forced marriages

Couple Fear Honour Killing, Granted Police Protection

MADURAI: A young couple from Pudukkottai who had married braving opposition from parents has been given police protection by the Madras High Court’s Madurai Bench following fears that they could be killed in the name of family-honour. The court’s direction to grant them protection comes close on the heels of a man in Ramanathapuram killing .. read more

Pak couple murdered in honour killing case

Lahore: In yet another case of honour killing, a young woman and her husband have been brutally murdered for marrying against the wishes of her family in Punjab, police said today. According to police, Zaheer Iqbal of Ashraf Town Chakwal, some 300 kilometres from here, had an affair with Mariam Bibi of neighbouring town Karar. .. read more

Tamil girls too face the threat of ‘Honor’ killing

Ramya (name changed) hails from a small village close to Virudhachalam in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu. Although her parents ensured that she got the best of education, and today they support her endeavours to do well in her career in the booming Information Technology industry in Chennai, every time she goes home for a .. read more

Honour Based Violence: Why You Need To Remember #BritainsLostWomen

Choice: the one word that defines our generation is often the one we take the most for granted. But what happens when that choice is brutally taken away? Karma Nirvana and Cosmopolitan UK have teamed up to campaign for a day of remembrance for those women who have lost all chance of choice – here’s .. read more

Couple shot dead, honour killing suspected

In a suspected case of honour killing, a couple was today shot dead by the girl’s family members, police said here. The 19-year-old girl from Dulariya village was in a relationship with 25-year-old Rajat, from neighbouring village, police said. The incident took place this morning when the girl’s family members found the couple in an .. read more

Father arrested for ‘honour killing’

GREATER NOIDA: In an alleged case of honour killing, a 16-year-old girl and a boy reportedly in a relationship for the last few years, were strangled to death by the girl’s father in Greater Noida in a fit of rage. He later surrendered to the police confessing to the murders. According to the police, the .. read more

FGM unit set up to stop practice in UK

Reforms include holding parents responsible and better police response to honour-based violence such as forced marriage The government is to set up a unit to tackle female genital mutilation as part of a wide-ranging package of reforms to stop the practice in the UK. Speaking at the Girl Summit – a major international conference in .. read more

We need action, not more words: fight FGM the way we fight forced marriage

Instead of immediately implementing protective measures to fight female genital mutilation, the government has called for further “consultation”. But it’s time for action, not more talking. Today’s Girl Summit on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and child and forced marriage has been convened by the Prime Minister to “empower girls by ending harmful cultural practices.” This important event .. read more

How prevalent is forced marriage in the UK?

On the day of the first Girl Summit, which aims to tackle forced marriages around the world, we look at the latest data on how many people it affects in the UK World leaders and charities are gathering for the first Girl Summit, which aims to mobilise efforts to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Child, Early and Forced .. read more

Forced marriage an emerging problem in Australia despite laws, welfare groups say

Hundreds of women in Australia are still being forced into marriage despite the practice being made illegal just over a year ago, Victorian welfare groups have said. Laws passed by the Labor government in 2013 made it illegal to coerce, threaten or deceive someone into marriage. And while Victorian authorities have yet to prosecute anyone .. read more