After Changing Mindsets, Haryana Village Wants to Change Name

After Changing Mindsets, Haryana Village Wants to Change Name

Harpreet Banjawa –  New Indian Express – Monday, 15 September 2014 (originally published 14 Sept) CHANDIGARH: In a state infamous for its skewed gender ratio and honour killings, the village of Bibipur in khapland Jind is a comforting anomaly. Honoured with the National Award for Gaurav Gram Sabha in 2013 for organising the first women’s […]

'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 […]

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 […]

Becoming an abuse statistic in patriarchal India

Becoming an abuse statistic in patriarchal India

Nita Bhalla – BBC – Thursday, 22 March 2012 (originally published 19 Mar) Journalist Nita Bhalla recounts the lingering scars – physical and mental – from an assault on her and draws a wider lesson about violence against women in patriarchal India. I stand in front of the mirror, surveying my face and body – […]

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 […]