Honour Killing

Honour killing persists around the Middle East, where regimes refrain from tackling primitive traditions for fear of sparking unrest. Ayse Onal interviewed imprisoned men in Turkey convicted of killing their mothers, sisters, and daughters.

Author: Ayse Onal

Publisher: Saqi

ISBN: 9780863568077

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Honour killing persists around the Middle East, where regimes refrain from tackling primitive traditions for fear of sparking unrest. Ayse Onal interviewed imprisoned men in Turkey convicted of killing their mothers, sisters, and daughters. The result is a revealing and ultimately tragic account of ruined lives - both the victims' and the killers' - in a country where state and religion conspire to hush up the killing of hundreds of women every year. 'Ayse Onal has done an immense service by revealing what it is like to live in an honour-based society and the terrible cost, not just to the women who are beaten and eventually killed, but to the perpetrators and other relatives.' Joan Smith. 'A compelling, disturbing examination of a tradition that stubbornly persists in modern Turkey' Guardian
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The Honour Killings

My novel tries to answer that appeal. In The Honour Killings, Sara and her two friends have just graduated from high school. They look forward with high hopes to career or marriage, or perhaps both.

Author: Sita Lazenby

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595178797

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

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"Women are basically flawed. They are despicable creatures, unable to think, easily swayed." A man who had mutilated and then killed his wife, spoke these words from an open jail cell during a television documentary. His wife's friends appealed to viewers to focus world attention on her death and the plight of others like her, for whom it might not be too late. My novel tries to answer that appeal. In The Honour Killings, Sara and her two friends have just graduated from high school. They look forward with high hopes to career or marriage, or perhaps both. But their families lock them up and force unwilling marital choices on them. Sara flees from her family and gets away with her life. Her two school friends are not so lucky. Tani is sliced up with a carving knife and left for dead. Her husband sets fire to Minoo, who dies in Sara's arms. With the help of good friends, Sara fights for her freedom as her family pursues her across a continent. She knows that only by her own survival can she secure justice and world recognition for her friends.
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Purified by Blood

A thorough study of honour killing by Turks in the Netherlands

Author: Clementine van Eck

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 9053564918

Category: Social Science

Page: 303

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A thorough study of honour killing by Turks in the Netherlands
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Women and Suicide in Iran

A study of gendered violence and its effects, Women and Suicide in Iran will be of interest to scholars working in the fields of Sociology, Criminology and Middle Eastern Studies with interests in violence, gender and suicide.

Author: S. Behnaz Hosseini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000457575

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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Drawing on feminist theory, as well as theory surrounding the correlation between poverty and suicide, this study explores the increased rate of suicide among women in western Iran. Based on empirical research, including interviews with women from the Kurdish region of the country, the author considers the marginalisation of Kurdish populations in Iran, the suppression of their rights, and violence against women in its various forms. With attention to family violence, such as direct physical or sexual assault, psychological bullying or through practices such as forced marriage or honour killings, the author also considers the political nature of such violence, as certain violent practices are enshrined in the Iranian constitution and legitimised in jurisprudential practice. A study of gendered violence and its effects, Women and Suicide in Iran will be of interest to scholars working in the fields of Sociology, Criminology and Middle Eastern Studies with interests in violence, gender and suicide.
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The Real Stories behind Honour Killing

This book consists of twenty-six testimonies from those involved in honour killings, bringing together interviews with killers, victims and the falsely accused.

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Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527530539

Category: Religion

Page: 293

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Honour killing, as it is widely understood, is the cold-blooded murder of a woman or a man involved with her, by the male members of her household in order to cleanse the reputation of the family, clan, community or tribe. This violent tradition in the name of religion, custom and culture continues to be carried out in a significantly large part of the world. The majority of people still believe that honour killings happen for reasons such as marriage from choice or a love affair of a kinswoman, rape, a demand for divorce from a woman, or the birth of a female child, all of which are perceived as bringing shame on the family. However, current research on honour killing suggests that there are a number of intriguing and very cleverly knitted plots of jealousy, greed, violence and murder which show that, in the name of honour, various other purposes are being served and people are killed in ways which give the impression that they are honour killings. By collecting data from people involved in such situations, this book opens a Pandora’s box, showing that such killings are carried out not to assuage the hurt honour of a patriarchal society, but to serve a variety of malign intentions, goals and agendas. It will serve to let the world comprehend the phenomenon of honour-related violence where culture and crime unite under the umbrella of highly discriminating laws against women. This book consists of twenty-six testimonies from those involved in honour killings, bringing together interviews with killers, victims and the falsely accused.
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Honour Killing and Violence

In this interdisciplinary collection leading experts and scholars from criminology, psychology, law and history provide a compelling analysis of practices and beliefs that lead to violence against women, men and children in the name 'honour ...

Author: Aisha K. Gill

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137289568

Category: Psychology

Page: 244

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In this interdisciplinary collection leading experts and scholars from criminology, psychology, law and history provide a compelling analysis of practices and beliefs that lead to violence against women, men and children in the name 'honour'.
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Honour Killing in the Second Decade of the 21st Century

This book will allow the reader to understand precisely the menace of honour killing and to consider how it can be addressed to save innocent lives and to stop these severe violations of human rights.

Author: Shahnaz Shoro

Publisher:

ISBN: 1443895962

Category: Family violence (Islamic law)

Page: 277

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"Honour killing is considered the worst form of domestic violence against human beings, particularly against women. It is clear that societies across the world through their laws and their courts continue to countenance legal defences which overwhelmingly benefit males committing violence against females. Despite the statistics that honour killings are being reported from all over the world, the greatest number of shocking reports of honour killings come from Muslim countries. Unfortunately, Pakistan is among those countries where women are facing various forms of violence in the name of religion, customs and traditions, and cases of honour killing are regularly reported there. It is imperative to understand and see killings in the name of honour from the perspective of those who have been directly affected by the socio-religious cultural norms which condone them. The findings gathered here show that honour killing is not only family or community violence or a tradition to preserve honour, but that behind these killings ulterior purposes are being served and therefore the number of the killings is increasing every year in Pakistan. This book will allow the reader to understand precisely the menace of honour killing and to consider how it can be addressed to save innocent lives and to stop these severe violations of human rights."
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Honor Killings in the Twenty First Century

The book examines the roots and evolution of honor-based violence, as well as the ongoing struggle to eradicate it worldwide.

Author: N. Pope

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137012661

Category: Political Science

Page: 223

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Thousands of women are murdered every year by close relatives for allegedly violating an unwritten social code or rebelling against the patriarchal order. The book examines the roots and evolution of honor-based violence, as well as the ongoing struggle to eradicate it worldwide.
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Forced Marriage and Honour Killings in Britain

This book explores the contemporary phenomenon of forced marriage and 'honour' killings in Britain.

Author: Christina Julios

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317134169

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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This book explores the contemporary phenomenon of forced marriage and 'honour' killings in Britain. Set against a background of increasing 'honour'-based violence within the country's South Asian and Muslim Diasporas, the book traces the development of the 'honour' question over the past two decades. It accordingly witnesses unprecedented changes in public awareness and government policy including ground-breaking 'honour'-specific legislation and the criminalisation of forced marriage. All of which makes Britain an important context for the study of this now indigenous and self-perpetuating social problem. In considering the scale of the challenge and its underlying causes, attention is paid to the intersections of gendered power structures that disadvantage female members of 'honour' cultures as well as feminist theories that seek to explain them. The book features five key case-studies of 'honour' killings and draws from a wide range of narratives including those of 'honour' violence survivors, grassroots service providers and legislators. Such myriad of perspectives reveals the complexity of the 'honour' issue and the deep ideological divisions that characterise it. With the UK's multiculturalist discourse unable to reconcile protecting patriarchal minority cultures with safeguarding gender equality and human rights, the book raises fundamental questions about the country's future direction. Following a long trend of state-sponsored integrationist policies, the government's response to the 'honour' question points decisively in the direction of a post-multicultural British nation.
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Honor Killings

the question, is there a basis for honour killings in the writings of the Qu'ran, Hadith or other Islamic writings? Additionally the general treatment of women by Islam will be discussed, looking to see if the teachings of Islam toward ...

Author: Lisa Idzikowski

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781534501317

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

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Honor killings are acts of vengeance committed by male relatives against female relatives who have brought “dishonor” upon the family. This “dishonor” can include refusal to enter into an arranged marriage, being the victim of sexual assault, seeking a divorce, or having social or professional interactions outside the community. These crimes often go unpunished or lightly punished in cultures in which the practice is enshrined and are often reported as suicides or accidents. Honor killings occur worldwide, including among immigrant communities within Western democracies. The articles in this volume provide multiple perspectives on how best to prevent, prosecute, and punish such crimes, how to safeguard women’s safety and freedom, and how to balance tradition, religion, and community standards against the protection of universal human rights.
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