'honor' crimes

Jordan: Women's Progress But Honour Killings Persist

Publication Date: 
April 22, 2010
IPS News
Bedouin woman from the city of Zarqa. Photo Credit: Mona Alami/IPS

AMMAN, Apr 22, 2010 (IPS) - Earlier this month, a 33-year-old man was charged with hammering his wife to death and dumping her body on the highway leading to the Queen Alia International Airport. The husband confessed to murdering her ''to defend his honour,’’ as she was meeting a male friend.

Also this month local newspapers ran a story about a man allegedly shooting and killing his Moroccan wife and her sister, and injuring her lawyer in the Ain Al Basha area. The wife had filed for divorce and was on her way to court with the lawyer when she was attacked.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Statement against domestic violence & "honour killing" - International Women's Day

The following is the statement by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, which is commemorated on 8 March 2010:

Shame: A documentary film about Honour Killings in Sindh, Pakistan

Publication Date: 
January, 2005

Synopsis: "Shame" is part of the honor killing awareness-raising campaign in rural Sindh and southern Punjab. The directors take to the road, documenting shocking interviews that uncover a deep-rooted gender bias in rural Pakistan as well as the first ever footage of a karion jo qabristan, an unmarked graveyard where victims of honor killing are buried without any ritual. An important and timely film.

Editorial: Dishonored killings in Balochistan

Dishonoured killings in Balochistan
2 January 2010

A Piece of White Silk: Review of "Honour Killings"

A Piece of White Silk
Jacqueline Rose
London Review of Books

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There is no honour in ‘honour killing’

There is no honour in ‘honour killing’

Majd Shafiq, 27 November 2009

Subjects: 16 Days: activism against gender violence

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Yemeni women face violence and discrimination

Amnesty International Press release
25 November 2009

Honour Killing: A Crime Against Islam

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Crimes of Honor In Jordan and the Arab World

Publication Date: 
June, 2009


Table of Contents

1. Introduction 3
2. Definition 3
3. Contextual Background 4
4. Legal Background 5
5. General Locale 6
6. Underlying Rationale (seasons) 7
7. Perpetrators 7
8. The Jordanian Case 8
8-1 General 8
8-2 Combating the Social Syndrome 10
8-3 Defenders 11
8-4 Statistics 11
9. Recommendations 13
10. References 14