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Forced marriage: the pupils who vanish in the holidays

April 24, 2012

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Why aren’t schools doing more to educate children about forced marriage? Louise Tickleguardian.co.uk, Monday 9 April 2012 Jasvinder Sanghera, of the charity Karma Nirvana, talks to pupils at Landau Forte college, Derby. Photograph: Fabio De Paola When pupils are at imminent risk of forced marriage, schools sometimes have to take desperate measures. For Liz Coffey, […]

‘Honor’ killings debunked, demystified and redefined

April 24, 2012

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Women lay flowers on the grave of a woman killed by her husband in the province of Hatay. (PHOTO: AA, AHMET ÖZEL) 22 April 2012 / ALLYSON NEEL , İSTANBULNicole Pope challenges everything you thought you knew about “honor” killings in her new book, “Honor Killings in the 21st Century.” Pope, who has dedicated the […]

Fear of Honor Killings

April 24, 2012

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DPAOther women are not so lucky. Arzu Özmen was murdered after she tried to escape her family. Here, a tribute in front of the bakery where she worked in Detmold. GERMANY: Bahar ran away early on a winter morning, one-and-a-half years after her mother was murdered. She helped her younger siblings get ready for school, […]

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Reflects on Oscar Win and What it Means for Pakistan

February 29, 2012

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By Sadia Ashraf, February 29, 2012 / followed by  “Pakistan’s First Oscar Win Explores Efforts to End Acid Violence in Pakistan” Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Oscar Academy Award win for Pakistan last Sunday, a first for the country, is a bittersweet victory. While the country rejoices in the worldwide recognition of an Oscar for Saving Face as […]

Two SIdes of the Moon, by David L. Gould

February 28, 2012

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Reblogged from Honour Based Violence Awareness Network David Gould Director and Producer of documentary film Two Sides of the Moon. http://www.twosidesofthemoon.com Over four years ago, the former Deputy Director of the University of Iowa’s Center for Human Rights, Chivy Sok invited me for coffee. Over the course of our conversation, Chivy challenged me to produce a […]

“Honor” killings and political correctness

February 22, 2012

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Reblogged from “Honor” killings and political correctness By Peter Gray, February 22, 2012 The debate about whether Canada’s “Shafia murders” were “honor killings” or “domestic violence” seems like an argument about whether “■” is a square or a rectangle. Beneath the surface, however, much more than semantics is at stake. Critics who reject all mention […]

‘Honor killings’ – What do we do now?

February 16, 2012

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By Abrar Qadir, February 7, 2012 On Sunday January 28th, a jury in Kingston, Canada returned a guilty verdict against Mohammed Shafia, a 58 year old Afghani immigrant, his wife and their 21 year old son in the murder of Shafia’s three daughters and first wife. Shafia was married to both women at the time […]