honor killing


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Noun1.honor killing - an ancient tradition still sometimes observed; a male member of the family kills a female relative for tarnishing the family image
homicide - the killing of a human being by another human being
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One individual argued that "there's no such thing as honor killing for Christians" and that "the Arab father murder her daughter because he did not want her to marry a Muslim man in prison period.
Jordan is considered modern by Middle Eastern standards, so the high proportion of young people with supportive attitudes about honor killing is concerning.
Many sources define honor killing as the premeditated murder of a girl or a woman.
JHAL MAGSI -- A man killed his sisters and a man over honor killing in Jhal Magsi on Monday, said police.
Recalling that an Anti Honor killing Bill passed unanimously by the Senate in March 2015 had since been referred to the Joint session of Parliament Zardari called for early convening of joint session to adopt the Bill.
To improve conviction rates, women rights groups have also been pushing for the state to be empowered to register honor killing cases in court.
The objective of this research was to examine the perception of the women and men among Hawazma tribe Abou-Karshola about honor, to know the relationship between this perception and the spreading of honor killing phenomena and to study whether taking women as honor symbol shapes women status and role.
An honor killing is the homicide of a member of a family or social group by other members, due to the perpetrators' belief that the victim has brought shame or dishonor upon the family or community.
12 of 1960, abolishing the ease in punishment against crimes of honor killing
The government of India is actively considering a proposal to amend the Indian penal code or enact separate legislation to address the issue of honor killing and related violence.
ANKARA, Feb 17, 2010 (TUR) -- Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Jose Mendes Bota, chairman of the Council of Europe's Steering Committee for Equality between Women and Men (CDEG) released a statement on February 10 to express their regret over a honor killing in southeastern Turkey in which a 16-year-old girl was buried alive by her relatives.
Honor Killing is sociologically analyzed in its all dimensions as destructive weapon of social life of women.