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Fondation SURGIR - Accueil

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La fondation SURGIR est active contre les violences coutumières dont sont victimes les femmes à travers le monde tels que les crimes d’honneur et les mariages forcés.
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This website “Foundation, SURGIR” talks about what surgir really is which is an organization that tracks down girls, women and their children, victims of violence and rescuing them, and accompanies them, and informs the world of these kinds of torture. Foundation Surgir is a privately owned Swiss foundation created in recent years. The people who work for this organization go into dangerous situations in the Middle East in order to save women who are being abused. They move these women secretly from the Middle East to Europe  in order for them to get help. This foundation also helps get the word out about the horrible incidents such as a 15 year girl in Yemen was burned alive by her farther because she contacted her fiancé before they were married.

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This article states the long history between the two countries Israel and Palestine. The article, “Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” talks about the disputes in these countries. In the late 1980s what was initially suppose to a small uprising against Israeli rule grew into a military conflict in Gaza, Jerusalem, and the West Bank. This six-year conflict became known as the ‘First Intifada’, and Arab word for “shaking off”. In 1993 the Intifada came to and with the Oslo Peace Accords, established for Israeli disengagement in heavily disputed territories.

 

 


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Panorama: Britain's Crimes Of Honour - YouTube

BBC's Panorama documentary on honour killing in Britain. This is the entire report.
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This documentary “Panorama: Britain's Crimes Of Honor” talks about the honor killings in Britain. It shows that there are about 2,800 honor crimes a year, which means there at least 8 a day. There is a story told about a 17 year old girl named Laura Wilson who had a different race than the boy who got her pregnant. She was angry at him because he refused to acknowledge their child. Laura went to his family and told them what happened. Three days later Laura was killed by a family friend. She was stabbed to death and her body was thrown in a stream. Another story was of a newly wedded woman. She was being abused and when she told her family her father told her to stay with her husband. She told them that her life was in danger. A few days later she was burned very badly. No one knows if she tried to kill herself or if someone burned her. The families of these girls usually plan out how they will execute these women. It is usually the girl who gets punished. 13 out 64 cases of honor killings are not responded to. Police forces aren’t sure how to deal with these crimes because they believe it is a sensitive case.

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Sold

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Zana Muhsen, born and bred in Birmingham, is of Yemeni origin. When her father told her she was to spend a holiday with relatives in Nort...
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My book was about how women had no rights. This book explains what happens to women in areas of poverty. I'm interested in reading this book because I want to learn about how the other side is treated. Womens rights is something I like to learn about. Also I know this book is about prostitution and I really want to know if the girl gets out of that or not. 

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The reason I chose this picture is because it makes anyone stop and take a look. Its horrifying and sad. It basically pulls you in and you get some kind of reaction out people. Anyone would take a second look at this picture and would want to learn at least a little more. 

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In this article “Honor Killings”, defines what honor killing is all the different countries that allow this. Honor killings are defined as the murder of a female member of a family by a relative or community member in the name of family honor. A 2005 report by the Christian Science Monitor holds honor killings responsible for one-third of all violent deaths in Jordan. In Jordan, there is a law that suggests that a man is exempt from penalty if he kills or injures his wife or relative for committing adultery. Two attempts at repealing this law were met with stiff resistance in the Parliament.

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If anyone were to travel to the West Bank you would find yourself in an area filled with a lot of different cultures and costoms. The two main religious groups you would find are the Israelis and the Palastinians. The two groups of people do not co-exist very well. To this day there are fights that would break out. But the West Bank is a very rich cultural area filled with things that will surprise you and challange your morals and beliefs 

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Burned Alive

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When Souad was seventeen she fell in love. In her village, as in so many others, sex before marriage was considered a grave dishonour to ...
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The book Burned Alive written by Souad, is about a young girl of the 
age 17 who lived in a small village in Jordan that fears Israel. In this village it is forbidden for woman to even look up from the ground. They  have to wait for their fathers to arrange marriages for them. In Souads case she has to wait for her older sister to be married first even though a man has given a proposal for her hand. She fears that this man will find someone else so she seeks him out. After a few of their secret rendezvouses  Souad realizes she's pregnant. In this village this is a disgrace to her and her family. She not only is written off as a charmuta but now she must be “taken care” of. Her family plans her death. Her brother in law is the one who pours oil on her and sets her on fire. Souad luckily was saved but she faced many trials when she was in the hospital. She was saved by an organization called SURGIR where they help woman in oppressed situations. Souad then begins a whole new life in Europe. 

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