honor slaying

Pillay urges Government action after “honour” killing of pregnant woman in Pakistan

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday strongly condemned the killing of a 25-year-old pregnant woman, stoned to death by her family as she approached a Pakistani court on Tuesday, and urged the Government of Pakistan to do much more to prevent such killings. “I am deeply shocked by the death of .. read more

Pakistan PM denounces ‘honour killing’

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has demanded to know why police apparently stood by while a pregnant woman was stoned and beaten to death by her family in front of one of the country’s top courts, his spokesman said on Thursday. Farzana Iqbal, 25, was attacked on Tuesday, police said, because she had .. read more

Lahore ‘honour killing’: Four more suspects arrested

Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif has given 24-hour deadline to arrest all accused. LAHORE (Dunya News) – A special police team arrested four more accused in the killing of a woman outside Lahore High Court. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has given 24-hour deadline to arrest the all accused of the case. He has also directed to .. read more

Avon and Somerset Police and campaigners join forces to fight ‘honour’ violence

The Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens is supporting a petition in an effort to raise awareness of honour-based violence and forced marriage. Pavanpreet Ahmed, a victim of honour-based violence and marriage campaign charity Karma Nirvana are leading the petition which has already amassed over 90,000 signatures. The campaign, which is looking .. read more

School holidays “danger time for forced marriages”

Survivors of forced marriage and honour based violence are raising awareness at an event in the run-up to the school holidays. It is a time when more youngsters are taken abroad and forced into marriage. Police and support groups will also be at the event at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle today (May 23). Speakers .. read more

Jan Trust charity launches forced marriages campaign in Luton

A LONDON-based group has launched an awareness campaign for forced marriages in Luton. The JAN Trust, a women’s charity dealing with issues concerning minority communities and migrants, has started the ‘Against Forced Marriages’ initiative in the town. The charity said forced marriage was an issue that is widespread across all communities but more so among .. read more

Forced marriages in East Lancashire: Mother’s message of hope

A FORCED marriage victim is hoping changes to the law will make more women reach out for help. The woman got involved with Karma Nirvana after managing to break free from an abusive forced marriage that she had been made to enter when she was just 12. She said she came home from school one .. read more

Youth beaten to death by girl’s family over love affair in UP

In a case of suspected honour killing, a youth was brutally beaten to death in Faizabad allegedly by the family members of the girl with whom he was having an affair. The youth identified as Sarvjeet (24) died in district hospital, police said. The incident took place in the intervening night of Thursday and Friday .. read more

Daniel Wolfe takes film on honour killing, Catch Me Daddy, to Cannes

Catch Me Daddy arrived at Cannes on the back of a lot of buzz. That’s because the first-time feature-film director Daniel Wolfe made two of the most-watched music videos on YouTube ­– Plan B: Prayin’ set in a British prison and The Shoes’ Time to Dance, in which the Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal waltzes around London’s East End. The .. read more

Triple ‘honour’ killings: Nearly a year passes with suspects still at large

CHILAS:Almost one year on, the men responsible for the triple homicide of a mother and her two daughters in Gilgit-Baltistan’s (G-B) Diamer Valley are still at large. According to data gathered by Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) in Gilgit, from July 2013 to April 2014, there have been a total of 49 cases of .. read more