'So-called' honour based violence ends in death outside courtroom for Pakistan woman

'So-called' honour based violence ends in death outside courtroom for Pakistan woman

WNN Breaking Story update May 30, 2014: Lahore police have released information saying that honour violence victim Farzana Parveen’s husband, Mohammad Iqbal, had been arrested in October 2009 for killing his first wife Ayesha Bibi before he married Farzana. Iqbal also said, according to AFP news, in a phone conversation that he killed his wife because […]

Afghanistan prison murder points to alleged honor violence

Afghanistan prison murder points to alleged honor violence

Bashir Ahmad Ghazali and Frud Bezhan – WNN Breaking (WNN/RFE/RL) Samangan, AFGHANISTAN: An Afghan prisoner serving 20 years for murdering his in-laws is now suspected of strangling his young bride during a conjugal visit. Din Mohammad, who is serving his sentence at a prison in the northern Samangan Province, is accused by police of killing his wife when […]

New Palestinian music video travels in time to depict honour violence

New Palestinian music video travels in time to depict honour violence

WNN breaking (WNN/UNW) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND: “Before she was murdered, she wasn’t alive. We’ll tell her story backwards from her murder to her birth…” begin the Arabic rap lyrics, soon interlaced with a mournful chorus from the renowned Palestinian soloist Amal Murkus. As if rewinding a video in slow motion, you see a young […]

Woman filmmaker creates “Banaz: A Love Story” to stop honour violence worldwide

Woman filmmaker creates “Banaz: A Love Story” to stop honour violence worldwide

Deeyah – WNN Features (WNN) London, UNITED KINGDOM: In a personal and insight-filled essay filmmaker, human rights advocate and music celebrity Deeyah outlines the personal journey she has taken to bring the story of one special woman, Banaz, who’s voice was never heard as she was brutally cut down by family violence, in so-called “honour […]

New film “Banaz: A Love Story” shows secret tragedy of ‘honour’ based violence

New film “Banaz: A Love Story” shows secret tragedy of ‘honour’ based violence

Leigh Cuen – WNN Reviews (WNN) London, UNITED KINGDOM: The Honour Based Violence Awareness Network says today the UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund statistics estimates that 5,000 “so-called honour” killings are committed around the world every year. Across the Western world there are rising levels of ‘honour’ violence. This form of crime is distinguished […]

Understanding the dynamics of a ‘crime of honour’

Understanding the dynamics of a ‘crime of honour’

Dakshana Bascaramurty and Colin Freeze –  Globe and Mail – Thursday, 02 February 2012 (originally published 30 Jan) The murders of four women at the hands of their closest relatives may serve as a wakeup call for wider Canadian society to the social ills that those closer to traditionalist communities have long grappled with. The […]

New site brings dignity to victims of honor-violence

New site brings dignity to victims of honor-violence

Shubhi Tandon – WNN Features According to the United Nations and The International Campaign Against Honor Killing at least five thousand women and girls worldwide are murdered each year to preserve ‘family honour’. Many of these women are killed for making personal choices that don’t match the limits placed on them by their families and […]