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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The article suggests that recent femicides should be considered apart from the terms honor killing and tore killing, which are related to traditionalism.
Honor killing has different names in different parts.
This could also be a case of honor killing, and the accused arrested could be innocent as well.
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
Elif Shafak's Honor is the moving story of a family of Turkish immigrants and the effects of a devastating honor killing in 1970s London.
However, change is deeper than that manifested on the surface of our major cities and towns, and economical change doesn't necessarily answer the deeply embedded cultural and social issues many still face, one of these being honor killing.
Honor killing is common practice in the country where many women have been killed in the name Karo Kari and Vani.
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.
Another major legal issue involved in the honor killing is that the girl's relatives believe that their honor is compromised just because a girl talked or met with another man.
Asylum Granted Jordanian For Fear of Honor Killing "Interesting to see the possibility of dis-honor killing being considered in an asylum request.