In June 2002, Mukhtar Mai, a Pakistani woman from the impoverished village of Meerwala, was gang raped by a local clan known as the Masto...
For my next book I would choose In the Name of Honour. I would choose this story because it is very similar to Burned Alive, and I would like to read more about Honor Killings and Middle Eastern women.
This article describes the life of women in Pakistan. The article starts out with an intense first statement, "Every morning, we hear many diverse stories of domestic violence, honor killing, forced and early marriage, acid throwing, and rape" (Soomro). In this topic sentence, it shows that being a women in Pakistan is nothing compared to being a women in the US. The first sentence i the second paragraph states, "Beside these violations working women or housewives also face mental, physical and emotional harassment at large in rural as well as urban parts of the country" (Soomro). These violations are dealt with as normal acts of everyday life. Many things have been spoken and written out about women's violence but no matter what the violence does not stop. There have been "bills" passed that for a certain amount of damage done to a women, you will receive between 6 months-2 years in jail.
The Daughters for Life Foundation was founded in 2010. It is an organization that "provides young women in high school and university to develop a strong voice and leading role in improving the quality of life throughout the Middle East" (Daughters). This foundation also believes in women receiving good education which is why they give out awards and scholarships to encourage women to pursue their studies.
According to the passage, "Women's rights have improved in 15 of 18 countries in the Middle East and North Africa over the past five years." (Mideast-Women). In Tunisia and Jordan, women are provided with legal protections against domestic violence. "Along with Tunisia and Jordan, Morocco, Algeria and Lebanon topped the list with the most rights against domestic violence" (Mideast-Women). In the middle east, women suffer more inequality than anywhere else.
Terres Des Hommes is an organization that works for the rights of children and to promote equality without racial, religious, political, cultural or gender-based discrimination. It is a network of ten nations that work together as one.
The article starts out with Fadime Sahindal's story about how she was murdered by her father. At first there was a threat from Fadime's father and brother. Later on Fadime's father had killed her for she refused to marry the man her father had arranged for her. The article states that "Killing for reasons of "honor" is of ancient origin" (Mojab). Fadime's story was said to be an inspiration to encourage the rights of women and starting women organizations. The first Kurdish women's organization was established in 1919. After that many more organizations were made. It is said that "honor killings" originated in the middle east but no one is sure where it all started.
A woman in Pakistan successfully prosecuted her husband for the brutal acts and attempted murder committed against her.
In this episode on National Geographic the topic is Honor Killings. Within the episode there is evidence that honor killings still exist. For example, Michael Davey visited Pakistan and studied the acts of men and women. According to Davey "honor killing rates are increasing even though new laws are being passed."
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 ...
In the Eastern area of the world, things are a little different compared to America. Souad is a women who lived in the Eastern part of the world and is now in hiding from her brother Assad. Souad is one of the younger daughters and could not wait any longer to have a relationship with a guy. In their tradition the older sister is always married first. Because she wasn't getting any younger and a chance to do special things with a guy came up she took advantage of it. The man who was Souad's first came to her house with his parents and talked to Souad's father. He was calm and everything was going smoothly. Little did we know it was Assad who was the one that came after Souad. He set his own pregnant sister on fire trying to kill her for the sin that she had committed. He was unsuccessful in killing her and looked down upon. Nurses came to Souad's side just in time to save her, but this failure has not stopped Assad from trying to find her and kill her once and for all. Souad is adopted by her new parents and they then adopt a son. I would like to research women's rights in the Eastern part of the world. In the book the women's rights are so restricted that they can not even look at any one. Women's rights are a big topic in this book and by finding out more information about it I will be able to compare the differences between women's rights in the western and eastern part of the world. When I was reading Burned Alive it stunned me at how poorly the women are treated. Another topic I would like to research is weddings because in book Souad's older sister gets married and she has a lot of things she has to do to take care of personally before she is married so the man will not leave her and be disappointed. Finally I would also like to research men's rights because in the book the men and women's rights are completely different. Men have more rights then women and I would like to find out what can they do and why. I enjoyed this book because it had excitement and suspense in it. It also had a lot of descriptions and flowed very well.
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