honour oppression

Honour killing whiff: Man kills daughter, hangs self

NASHIK: A 22-year-old woman in Surgana taluka had to pay with her life for refusing to marry the groom chosen by her father. Somnath Chaudhary’s (45), a farmer, allegedly killed his daughter Pushpa and later committed suicide. Chaudhary’s son-in-law, Seetaram Laxman Dhoom (25), was detained by the Surgana police for allegedly aiding in the murder. .. read more

Honour killing: Man kills minor daughter for eloping with neighbour

In a suspected case of honour killing, a man allegedly killed his 15-year-old daughter at their residence in Loni area of the district on Friday. The accused, Giyassuddin (40) was apparently upset with his daughter Nagma after she eloped with their neighbour, identified as Shahrukh. In rage, Giyassuddin hit Nagma on the head using a .. read more

Honour killing: Bodies of two Shikarpur girls exhumed

SHIKARPUR: Bodies of two girls allegedly killed in the name of honor two months ago were exhumed on Tuesday. The bodies were shifted to a hospital for post-mortem examination. The girls belonging to Mehr tribe were allegedly killed for marrying men of their choices. The exhumation took place in the presence of Judicial Magistrate Lakhi .. read more

Derby hosts national conference to look at ways of tackling forced marriages

DERBY is to host the first ever national conference examining forced marriage. Criminal justice experts from across the UK are due in the city to discuss how police and community safety partners can increase protection to vulnerable women and encourage more victims to seek help. Keynote speakers at the one-day seminar include Derbyshire’s Chief Constable, .. read more

Saudi scholars say ‘forced marriages are against Islam’

Forced marriages are entirely against Islamic teachings, scholars told Makkah daily on Tuesday. The scholars said the United Nations has classified these types of unions to be a serious violation of human rights. Mohammed al-Suhali, director of the Islamic studies center at Umm Al-Qura university and member of the National Society for Human Rights (NSHR), .. read more

Missing Luton girl thought to be at risk of forced marriage

A 16-year-old girl from Luton, who is thought to be at risk of being forced into a marriage, has been reported missing. Maria Nicolescu, who was born in Dublin and is of Romania descent, has not been at school since earlier this month. She is the subject of a Forced Marriage Protection order which prevents .. read more

Runaway girls killed or jailed under Afghan customary laws

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – There is nothing in Afghan civil or Islamic law that makes it illegal for a girl to run away from home to avoid forced marriage. But nothing can protect a runaway girl from customary laws that put her in jail or put her to death for allegedly tarnishing the .. read more


  The Turkish government is preparing a series of measures to combat underage and forced marriages, including a public information campaign and monitoring of children. ISTANBUL — The government has established a roadmap to eradicate underage and forced marriages in Turkey, with measures including campaigns against such marriages and tracking of children in those regions where the .. read more

Petition calls for birthday of Bradford honour violence victim to be used for annual memorial

Campaigners pushing for a national memorial day for victims of so-called honour killings have suggested the birthday of Bradford-born victim Shafilea Ahmed as the annual date. They are calling on people to sign an online petition to lobby David Cameron to make July 14 the special day. Karma Nirvana – a charity supporting victims of .. read more

Honor Killings on the Rise in Netherlands

In the last few years, there have been more than 500 reports of honor killing in the Netherlands. In 2013, the number even rose. These incidents take the form of abuse, rape, kidnapping or murder, and are all in the effort to avenge someone. This is according to the yearly report from the National Expertise .. read more