Burned Alive: Honor Killings
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Israeli Soldiers Open Fire At Farmers In Gaza - International Middle East Media Center

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire At Farmers In Gaza - International Middle East Media Center | Burned Alive: Honor Killings | Scoop.it
Israeli soldiers attacked, Sunday, dozens of Palestinian farmers working on their lands in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip; damage was reported, no injuries. The IMEMC is a media collective.
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This article shows exactly why there is conflict between Palestine and Isreal. Isreali soldiers attacked Palestinians for no reason, just because they weren't Jewish. This fight has been going on for hundreds of years because of things like this.

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Honor crime

Honor crime | Burned Alive: Honor Killings | Scoop.it
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This picture is the best way to describe honor killings. Although it is graphic, the message is the most important part. The woman is helpless because she stands no chance against not just one man, but all men.

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Amazon.com: Burned Alive: A Survivor of an "Honor Killing" Speaks Out

Burned Alive: A Survivor of an "Honor Killing" Speaks Out

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Burned Alive: A Survivor of an "Honor Killing" Speaks Out [Souad, Marie-Therese Cuny] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers. When Souad was seventeen she fell in love.
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Burned Alive is an autobiographical memoir by a survivor of an honor killing. Souad, the author who takes on a different name for protection, speaks out about her experiences of her life as a woman living in Palestine, her honor killing, and her road to recovery after. In her villiage, women were valued less than animals. The only thing women were good for was producing sons after a man had chosen them to be his wife. This was Souad's life, except the one rule that they must follow is you may not marry a man until your older sisters have all married. Since Souad's older sister had not yet married, she had no hope. She fell in love with a boy who got her pregnant, but when hearing about the news, the boy left her. Her parents knew that being pregnant out of wedlock would bring an unbelievable amount of shame on the family, so they arrange for her to be burned alive. Souad miraculously survives and is helped by a social worker who found her, Jaqueline. Jaqueline provides the resources for Souad to rebuild her life in Europe, and to speak out against these "honor crimes".

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Map of Palestine, Isreal, and their Surroundings

Map of Palestine, Isreal, and their Surroundings | Burned Alive: Honor Killings | Scoop.it
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Palestine, or the West Bank, is located in the Middle East, just to the east of Egypt and Isreal and West of Jordan.

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A Documentary About Honor Killings In Palestine

A gripping portrait of women, whose lives were dictated by a moral code, Maria's Grotto explores honor killings in Palestine through the stories of four wome...
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Maria's Grotto, A Documentary About Honor Killings in Palestine, investigates the wrongful honor killings of four different girls in Palestine. The documentary opens at a graveyard with women mourning the loss of other women that they know, because women and men are not buried in the same place. One woman who was interviewed talks about when she was a little girl, how she saw a woman get shot by a soldier for being wrongfully accused of a crime. They go on to interview different members of the village to find out what they thought about the killings that all happened in their village. One girl tells the camera, that they, the women, are blamed for the other girls deaths.

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Honour Killings

A news report on CNN about honor killings, something that I find very wrong and disturbing. These are things that should not happen anymore, in the 21st cent...
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This news clip gives us hope about honor killings because people are finally being convicted for it. Although it was a family affair, this girl's father is being convicted for murder. Just like in the book, Burned Alive, her father didn't actually commit the murder, but arranged it.

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In the Name of Honour

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Mukhtar Mai came to prominence in June 2002, when journalists in Pakistan first learned of her gang rape, punishment for an 'honour crime' allegedly committed by her brother, an offence for which there was never any proof.
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If I were to read another book on this topic, it would choose, In the Name of Honour because the summary sounds intersesting because this woman survived a gang rape and lived to tell about it .

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Fondation SURGIR - Accueil

Fondation SURGIR - Accueil | Burned Alive: Honor Killings | Scoop.it
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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SURGIR is a relief  foundation strictly dedicated to helping women who are victims of violence. The foundation is based in Switzerland, but helps women all around the world. It provides mostly recovery programs, but also does rescue operations as well.

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Palestinian says women's rights forgotten in Gaza

Palestinian says women's rights forgotten in Gaza | Burned Alive: Honor Killings | Scoop.it
Naila Ayesh's path to becoming a Muslim activist for women's rights began when she miscarried in an Israeli detention center in 1987 after being arrested for belonging to a Palestinian student...
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This article catches the inside view of what it's like to be a feminist in Gaza. Naila Ayesh is interviewed and tells the unseen truths behind how women are treated. She talks about what it's like, and says that all they can do is try. She's afraid to talk to journalists now because of the rulers of the area. She says there are things forbidden to women, that men may do, like talk to reporters. She says it's hard for women to follow all the rules set by the Hama's, the rulers. There's never been an official statement, but it's expected for women to know that their head must be covered, but those who don't are scared of what will happen to them. The war is what Ayesh thinks has caused the rise in violence towards women, and honor killings, but she says it's not surprising, almost like it's expected. The rights of women in Palestine have gone downhill recently, and it doesn't look like much progress is being made.

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Honor crimes and violence against women: A legal and social analysis

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 This article covers both the social and legal sides of "honor crime" cases in the Middle East. Interviewing a lawyer in Yemen, Dr. Adel Alsharjabi, he says how he gets multiple honor killing cases brought to his desk each week. It explains the data and percentages of honor crimes in the Middle East which are, 40% due to the questioning of the morals of women, 25% of refusal to marry the man that her parents arranged for, 20% due to strange behavior with a questionable man, 5% for having a girl's virginity being questioned, and the last 5% of other, much more specific cases. It's explained that the authority is not limited to a woman's husband or father, but any other male member of her family as well. A lot of times, attorney offices tend to stay out of these kinds of cases, calling them "family affairs".

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