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 is about a girl named Souad who was seventeen when she fell in love with Faizi, a boy in her village that asked her family in her hand hand of marriage, but said no because her eldest sister was not married yet. Souad parents refused her to be married first. Souad was beaten a lot from her father, and she took the beatings and met Faizi in secerecy. Her family found out that she was seeing him because her stomach kept getting bigger. Since they found out, they told their son that he had to kill her because it was against the law to have sexual contact before marriage. Souads brother burned her and 90% of her body got burned. In Souad's villages eyes her brother was a hero, and she was to die. After she escaped to Europe with Jacqueline to rebuild her new life.
The West Bank is located in the middle of Isreal and Jordan, also known as the Middle East. They mostly speak Arabic. The West Bank area is not the best place to go, it is filled with little villages on dirt roads, a couple cities, but most people do not visit there due to the poverty, and dangerous cicumstances.
This Gale Research Documentary is about a young girl from Yemeni who was burned to death by her father for "communicating with her fiancé." The Father was thirty-five years old and was arrested in the village of Taiz Province. It did not clarify when the girl was killed.This case is called an honor killing or crime in highlighting that girls in Yemen Where Honor killings are still happening. In Yemeni more than half the girls are married off before the age of eighteen. This article states how Honoring killing is still a problem in other countries, especially in Yemeni. The Leading child rights advocate Ahmed Al-Qureshi confirmed to CNN his organization, Seyaj, had been asked to investigate the incident, one he considered an "honor killing." Honor killings are a problem in Yemen, a deeply tribal and conservative country, Al-Qureshi said. "Most incidents of honor killing take place in rural areas where tribal law is applied."
“You said, ‘Hit me,’ and he did. What do you want me to do?”A prosecutor asked Dolores, whose husband had beaten her, when she tried to file a criminal complaint against him.
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This Human Rights Day article is about a women named Dolores whose husband had beaten her, when she tired to file a criminal complaint against him. They asked her the question of " You said, ' Hit me,' and he did. What do you want me to do?" She sat facing the prosecutor with a bruised face in complete shock. She thought that she would have been treated the same like a crime victim, but that didn't happened. Dolores went home with her abusive husband and was emotionally and physically beaten for eight more years. This happened because the decision was up to the authorities to enforce the laws, but they didn't. The authorities still to this day carry the societal biases and baggage that contribute to limiting access to justice. The way her prosecutor to Dolores case shows that by blaming her for the abuse she encountered, and went home to the same situation she was trying to get out of. She ended up leaving he husband and is now a leader in he community, educating women about their rights and helping them walk away from domestic abuse and other types of violence.
Terre des Hommes is an international organization/charity for children. They help the children who are forced to become soldiers, workers, or worst case scenario prostitutes. This organization has commercials focusing on the children, but with a twist. Instead of showing how the children are living and their abuse they refer them to animals. This shows us how humans are compared to animals and how their value means absolutely nothing. They are living in poor conditions and are showed being kicked around by their owners. Terres de Hommes did this to show us how children are treated just like animals, and how animals shouldn't be treated like that either. Its like killing two birds with one stone. One way to show something powerful with two meanings. The organization is appalled by what they see and want us to help in doing something about it.
"Blanked-out windows, high metal railings, CCTV cameras and monitors - this is a building with high security. I have come to one of a handful of refuges in B...
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This film was about the honoring killings in Britain, it showed how awful the honor killings are and how they are still around. It shows how poorly women are mistreated. Women are constantly being mistreated or beaten for the littlies things. One of the main focuses of a family is the women and controlling their lives. They determine who they are going to marry, when and where. They couldn't wear makeup, they had to cover every part of their body, and could not look at a man in the eyes. One girl named Laura Wilson fell in love with a man who was in the Muslim culture, a culture very different than hers. She had a baby at the age of 18 with the man of her dreams. She would ask her love why he did certain things in his culture, as a result she was murdered. This shows that no matter if you have a family, if you were to question anything there would be a consequence. Another story was about a girl named Nashim. She was too very young and was married off to an abusive husband. She had called her parents to tell them and her parents told her that she had to stay with him. Divorce was considered a huge dishonor to the family. In a result of her calling her parents she was then found later on fire in a garden, but she survived.
This photo relates to the my book in a very familar way. A burned women who survived tells her story of what she went through. Her story is released for people to know what the women in her culture go through. She is a victim of an attempted Honor killing
The SURGIR organization deals with honor crimes in Europe. Honor killings happen when they cause shame or dishonor to their community or family. It states in the website it states "an honour crime results from the right to life or death that is exercised by men over women." The main reason these things happen are if they don't accept the arrange marriage, or getting pregnant before marriage. The organization is trying to make women shelters, and have active training sessions to help the women in need, and to figure out how to stop these horrible things from re- happening. It's the states right to protect the victims of domestic violence because it is the fundamental right. The SURGIR is creating shelters and training sessions for counselors to help these victims out. Their strategy is to make the victims feel comfortable to talk to the trained counselors or go to local police department for help. Its these kind of things that will help prevent the killings and better the future.
In this World Health Article about Marriage it's about the typical marriages in the United States. It states that marriage is defined as a legally binding relationship performed by an official at a civil or religious ceremony that is usually between two individuals who plan to live together as sexual and or domestic partners. It states that the practice of marriage is one of the universal aspects of the human experience. It is an ancient practice, bound by tradition, customs,and laws. Through marriage, new families begin and established ones continued into a new generation. This article goes into depth of how marriage works, the benefits, trends, love, and the basic functions of marriage. It goes on to tell us how beautiful marriage is and how everyone deserves to be happy.
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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This book is very similar to the book that I read. It has the same aspects of how women are beaten and are forced into marriage with men who are much more powerful than them. This book can open up your knowledge of the different cultures and how similar things happen to many people.
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