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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 i read Burned Alive was of a true story of a girl who live in the West Bank Souad was seventeen, she was from a very strict family, she fell in love with a guy who lived in her village.If you had sex before marriage it was considered a grave dishonour which is a state of shame or disgrace to one's family and was punishable by death. Souad made that mistake and this was her crime. Her sisters husband was given a mission of arranging her punishment. One morning while Souad was washing the family's clothes, he creeped on her and poured gasoline all over her and lit her on fire. She was meant to die because she was pregnant and unmarried, bringing disgrace to her parents,but she survived.

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West Bank

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territory, formerly part of Palestine after 1949 administered by Jordan, since 1967 occupied by Israe.The West Bank was declared part of Jordanian territory after Israel and Jordan signed armistice agreements in 1949.The population of the West Bank is composed primarily of Muslim Palestinian Arabs, many of whom live in large, impoverished refugee camps.About 240,000 Jewish Israelis live in government-subsidized settlements throughout the West Bank.

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HONOR KILLINGS

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Because it's all about the women ...
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This website is basically about all the honor killings going around in the world. One of the stories i thought was interesting was a 16 year-old girl may lose her eye as punishment for chatting on MSN. Caught while she was on the computer one day in December, she was beaten and held prisoner in the family apartment in the Raguenets housing project in Saint-Gratien.The girl was punished by her two brothers had with the approval of their strict Muslim parents. Another story was of an innocent little girl, Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow, aged only 13yrs was stoned to death in Somalia. She pleaded for her life, "Don't kill me, don't kill me," she cried, according to the man who wanted to remain anonymous she was also forced into a hole, buried up to her neck, she had been accused of adultery in breach of Islamic law. Another one is Cairo, May 25 An Egyptian farmer who suspected his 16-year-old daughter was having an affair hanged her and then beheaded her body in the southern province of Bani Soueif, it was reported Sunday. The local daily Al-Akhbar said Abdel-Samad, 46, turned himself to the police after the killing. It said a police investigation showed the father suspected his daughter of having an affair.

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The misinterpretation of women's status in the Muslim world

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In this article Spiritual equality, responsibility, and accountability for both men and women are well-developed themes in the Qur'an (which is the holy). Gender inequality is not a new issue, nor is it only Muslim women who are suffering from this inequality. There is gender discrimination almost everywhere. A woman's responsibility in faith is exactly the same as a man. A woman also has full financial status as that of a man.Islam clearly recognizes the equal potential and ability of both sexes, but Allah has created human beings in a manner whereby men and women are better suited for their differing, but complementary traits. Just because the male may be better at a given task than the female does not mean that he is better then women.This article's main interest is in the woman's status and also her role within the Arab countries, Islam is the main religion with its principles, values, and practices are dominant in the region this article introduces and discusses the misinterpretation of women in Islam, with special consideration of Muslim women's rights and their roles within the Muslim society.

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In the Name of Honour

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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...
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I would want to read this book because its another honor killing book, and I like reading books of a true story they are more interesting to me. It is also talking about the country Pakistan where I am from.

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Honour Killings - Jordan - YouTube

April 2004 Jordan may be one of the most liberal countries in the Arab world but women are still murdered for bringing dishonour on the family. Produced by A...
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This documentary is about the people in Jordan and how 13% of Jordanian murders are honor killings. They believe its good to kill those who do wrong things, it benefits everyone. They having a saying which is “we say that when your fingers become full of pus, you cut it off. Violence in the name of women because of family honor. Every year women’s are killed by cousins, brothers, uncles, or even fathers to keep the families honor on tact. In Jordan many woman are educated then other other middle eastern countries, and also they can vote. Jordan may be one of the most liberal countries in the Middle Eastern but all woman's are still murdered for bringing dishonour on the family. When attempting honor killing and a girl survives they don't whoever tried to kill them to jail or even have them killed. They'd rather sue them or take revenge, punish them for the childhood they never had, his accusations of loose-living in their teenage years. They basically are on lock down.

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Burned Alive

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This picture reminds me of Souad  because she was basically burned alive, She was meant to die because she was pregnant and unmarried she brought disgrace to her parents. But she survived, and now, 25 years late she  bears witness to the horror of "honor crimes" that kill thousands of women every year in many countries across the world. This is a true story of a girl, she and her newborn baby received medical care and support. Today Souad is somewhere in Europe,married with three children, her testimony still anonymous for her protection and surprisingly still alive.

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Thoughts on the struggle against "honor killing

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In this article Kurdish-Swedish a woman studying in a Swedish university. On 21 January 2002, Fadime's father shot her dead while she was visiting her sister in Uppsala, he confessed to the killing, telling police that his daughter had shamed the family. The girl had "shamed" her father and brother by rejecting an arranged marriage and also by choosing her partner. She had earlier "shamed" her family in 1998 for bringing a highly publicized court case against her father and brother after they threatened to kill her with all of that the court gave her father a suspended sentence, and her 17-year-old brother a year's probation. Fadime had to hide from the male members of her family all the time, until she did not remain silent. She campaigned against this form of patriarchal violence known as "honor killing." A question that was asked in the article was is honor killing a part of Kurdish culture? Is it Islamic? These and other questions have been raised in the debates over the killing of Fadime and in other such cases, both in Europe and in Kurdistan.

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Plight of women folk

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This article is mainly about domestic violence, honor killing, forced and early marriage, acid throwing, and rape. A women who is a sister has to lose her life for the sake of honour, who was forced into marriage by an offending party to the males victim. Violations on working women or housewives, physical and emotional harassment at large in rural as well as urban parts of the country, these violations are dealt as normal routine of life without any shame. Also, women are associated with men's so-called honour, which controls her rights they are not allowed to be educated more then men, some aren't even allowed to go to school.They said that even though dozens of cases of "honor killing" have been reported in the Palestinian society, yet no attempt has been made to change the laws in a way to make such crimes punishable to the maximum. It was also said that any parent who does not educate his female child up to secondary level should be punished. Women's education is the only way to nation's peace and prosperity.

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Gender Based Programs To Stop Violence Against Women | IRC | International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Gender Based Programs To Stop Violence Against Women | IRC | International Rescue Committee (IRC) | Khan West Bank | Scoop.it
Stop violence against women! Sexual violence is a strategy of combat systematically used to terrorize and humiliate.
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violence against women is one of the most widespread of human rights abuses and also one out of every three women worldwide will be physically, sexually or otherwise abused during her lifetime. The International Rescue Committee works to break this cycle of violence by helping survivors to fully heal and deliver care to victims of sexual assault, and by bringing women together for mutual support also educate and empower vulnerable women and girls. This communities and institution to break the cycle of violence.They also provide safe spaces for women to come together for support and to build skills at our women’s centers it basically trains women's to be more independent.

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