[violence] honour crimes

The Shirkat Gah report on `honour killings' is about Pakistan. But there are many parallels in India too. It, perhaps, implies that we need to eliminate the murders, and not the women.
Asma Khader is Coordinator of Sisterhood Is Global Institute/Jordan (SIGI/J) and Counsel on violence against women to the Permanent Arab Court. She is a lawyer, teacher, author, and leading advocate to outlaw honour killings.
Le Comité des Ministres du Conseil de l'Europe a adopté des mesures innovantes pour combattre la violence contre les femmes, engageant vivement ses 44 Etats membres à renforcer leur législation et à oeuvrer à modifier les comportements.
A Roundtable on Strategies to Address 'Honour Crimes' was held in London from 12-13 November 1999.
A man who murdered his 24 year old daughter after discovering her 'secret' boyfriend has been jailed for life.
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