[violence] honour crimes

While Yemen struggles to prove it is fertile ground for freedom and democracy, its efforts are often thwarted by ingrained traditions at odds with those concepts.
A court in Denmark has jailed a Pakistani man for life for ordering the murder of his 18-year-old daughter.
A United Nations envoy has arrived in Turkey to investigate a reported surge in the number of young women committing suicide.
A review of '''Honour': Crimes, Paradigms, and Violence Against Women'', edited by Lynn Welchman and Sara Hossain.
Anyone reporting an honour killing case to the police or filing a case with the court will be killed by the jirga since the publicising of such cases has brought a bad name to the area, Malik Faiz Muhammad, member of the Nihag-Wari jirga, said on Friday.
It is estimated by the United Nations Population Fund that as many as 5000 women and girls are murdered by family members each year in so-called “honor killings” around the world.
A 19-year-old Turkish man has been jailed for nine years and three months by a German court for shooting his sister in an honour killing.
KAFA,”Enough Violence and Exploitation" organization chose the 8th of March, 2006, for launching the Silent Witness project in Lebanon. On this date thirty silhouettes were displayed in the UNESCO Palace in Beirut.
This manual was developed in response to the need for training and a methodology relating to prevention, investigations, support and collaboration related to honour crimes.
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