UN Women, Afghanistan condemns “honor killings” of women/girls

Kabul, April — Recently several cases of “Honor Killings” in Afghanistan have been reported by the media and the Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) recorded three cases of such killings across the country during the month of March. These include a young girl buried alive by her brother and father in the Kishim district of Badakhshan Province. In Heart Province, a 14-year-old girl was killed when she refused to marry her fiancé and in another case a brother killed his married sister when she … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – Dr. Phyllis Chesler on Michael Coren Show

Dr. Phyllis Chesler on Michael Coren Show To combat the epidemic of honor killings requires understanding what makes these murders unique. They differ from plain and psychopathic homicides, serial killings, crimes of passion, revenge killings, and domestic violence. Their motivation is different and based on codes of morality and behavior that typify some cultures, often reinforced by fundamentalist religious dictates. In 2000, the United Nations estimated that there are 5,000 honor … [Read more...]

Will guilty verdict in Canadian ‘honor killing’ trial be a turning point for justice?

Family convicted in Canada 'honor murders' On January 29, after a ten-week trial and fifteen hours of deliberations, a seven woman, five man jury returned with a verdict of guilty to first degree murder for all three Afghan-Canadians who were charged in the pre-meditated murder of four female members of the polygamous Shafia family. The convicted are each facing 25 years without parole. Mohammed Shafia, 58, Tooba Yahya, 42 (his second wife), and Hamed, 21, their son, were found … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – Phyllis Chesler, Phd.

A Celebration of Women is excited to Celebrate the Life of this amazing woman. A Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at City University of New York, she is selected to be one of the featured Women of our World. This Woman may be one of the most devoted Activists on the Planet, as she has Founded more Associations, Foundations and has written more books than most. As criticized as this woman may be, we Celebrate her Life, for she Takes Action at every step of the way and stands for … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – Razia Bibi

A Celebration of Women is honored to Celebrate the Life of this yet another, amazing woman of dignity, humility, love and strength. Her challenges living through the floods of Pakistan, destroyed her house, leaving her family homeless and powerless. With her strength, she stood tall, dug her feet deep into the ground and started from scratch, never giving up. WOMAN of ACTION Razia Bibi "The food we received from WFP has been a big help in these months as we have … [Read more...]

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