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Assassination of Afghan Women Sends a Crystal Clear Message, and It's Ugly

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Najia Siddiqi, Afghanistan's Director of Provincial Women's Affairs, was assassinated this week. She had been filling in for her predecessor, Hanifa Safi, since July — (RT @Nowomennopeace: Honor killings, moral crimes and forced marriages.
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This video is moving, it interviews women who are in th jails in Afgahanistan because their fathers have put them there because they ran away from home. One of the women had her child in the jail and her father wants her to be a mans third wife, but she refuses, she would rather stay in jail then marry that man. It is so odd to me that fathers dont have any standards for the daughters, they dont care if they are going to be abused or with a man that has already has have three wives.

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Behind The Bars

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This photo symbolizes the womens rights in the middle east very well. The Prison bars covering the only type of skin that she is allowed to be seen by others is sheilding her, she is till captured behind her clothing and and those bars, and it represents how she can't express herself because of her culture.

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Burned ALive A Victim of the Law of Men

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This is the novel that all the of the articles are based off of.

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Emma Czamanske's comment, December 14, 2012 11:49 AM
In the story "Burned Alive A Victim of the Law of Men" the main character Souad, is a young girl in a family full of all girls except her father and her only brother, which means bad news in her village. Souad falls in love with her neighbor Faiez. She secretly meets with him, which is against the law for an women of her culture to do. Faiez asked Souads parents for her hand in marriage, unfortunately their family had an older daughter and in their culture you are allowed to get married, but you must wait your turn. If you have an older sister who has not yet been married, you can't get married untill, your sister is. Souad commits a crime, she has sex with Faiez before they are married three times, this leads to her becoming pregant. She asks Faiez to go and ask her parents again for her hand in marriage because they are running out of time, before she starts showing. Faiez doesn't do what he is asked to do, he runs off and Souad never sees him again. Soon later her father and mother catch on to her being pregant, this is a huge sin in their culture that can lead to death. Souads parents have her borther-in-law plot her death. He pour gasoline on her and head and lit her on fire. To some she is lucky that she is still alive but to others she isn't. She was taken in to hospital, while recovering she had a baby boy. They take away her child right away, she doesn't even get to see him. Her family keeps trying to complete their job and trys to end her life again, because she has sined. Later on a women rescues her and tells her that she will take care of her. When she was in the clinic she got the help she needed to help her surive, even though she ended up putting her son up for adoption she now has three daughters and in married in Europe. She decided to share her story to reach out to other people, and teach them how people from her culture still practice these beliefs today.
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Gender: Gender and Law

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Emma Czamanske's comment, December 14, 2012 11:51 AM
In this encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa it talks about how in the middle east marriages of two different religons is looked down apon. It also talked about when women marry foreigners their legal rights do not extend to her husband and or kids. Unlike if a man were to marry a foreigner his legal right would extend to his wife and childs. I find this very interesting that the government can do such a thing.The men and women have such unequal rights in the middle east. They also talked about how the people abuse the womens rights in various ways, such as female genital mutilation, early marriage, denial of schooling, crimes of "honor," domestic violence, and the arrest, imprisonment, and torture of lesbians, gays, and transgendered persons. It is crazy to think that all of these awful things are happening to women and nothing bad is happening to these men that are treating them so poorly.
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Husband and Wife

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Emma Czamanske's comment, December 14, 2012 11:56 AM
In Husband and Wife, from the Judaica Encyclopedia discusses alot about the differences if men and women rights in a marriage. Men have more power in the realtionships then the women do. The men decide what village or town they want to live in. It states that a Moredet, a rebellious wife, when she refuses to cohabit her husband she falls into two categories, if she refuses to cohabit her husband out of anger then she is offering no legall justification. Secondly, if she cant bring herself to have sexual regualtions with her husband and can prove to the court these reasons then she can try to get a divorce. When you have a husband they pay for all of the medic al expensive that the women has, but thats if the husband lets his wife get professional medical help, few do. It is also the husbands responsiblity for the burial of his wife. The role that the wife has is to do all the house work, from the cleaning to cooking. The husband does nothing, he is aloud to go out and be social. The women aren't even aloud to walk outside alone, They must be with an older women or with her father. The women in the village must never be alone, and if they are ever seen by the other villagers, while she is walking alone, she will bring shame apon her families name.
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Violence Against Women Information

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Facts and resources about violence against women from Amnesty International.
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Emma Czamanske's comment, December 14, 2012 11:54 AM
On the website Amnesty International, Violence Against Women are a Human Rights violation. I focused mainly on the Honor killings, Domestic Violence, and The Problem of Impunity. The honor killings are when women are suspected to be preforming some type of sexual relations, they are then put through cruel punishment, even leading to death by the women's father or brother or public stoning.It is said, that after the women has disgraced the family, she has no honor for her family, and the only thing the family has left to do is kill her. Domestic violence is the most common, most women are beat by people they know, in some cultutres their government doesnt protect women well enough. I also learned about the problem of Impunity, it is very frustrating how some people who hurt women dont get punished for it. Alot of women wont even report their abuse of rape in Israel because the power figure is male. If the women were to go to the government all of the citizens in the village would talk poorly about her and would be shamed by her fellow people.
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Sold

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Filhas de pai iemenita e mãe britânica, Zana e Nadia viviam em Inglaterra.
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I would like to read this book,It seems very similar to Burned Alive, Sold seems like a good story about how the young women who is sold into marriage, who gets to escape from the awful life style but has to leave her sister behind.Sold got good rating, if you want to read a book about Middle Eastern culture, this might be the right pick for you!

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Video | Mosaic News - 03/08/12: World News From The Middle East [VIDEO] | Link TV

Video | Mosaic News - 03/08/12: World News From The Middle East [VIDEO] | Link TV | Burned Alive A Victim of the Law of Men: "Honor Killings" | Scoop.it
The cry for "bread and roses" continues across the Middle East, Afghan women still struggling for their right to an education, Israeli forces attack Palestinian women challenging occupation policies, and more.
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Emma Czamanske's comment, December 14, 2012 11:51 AM
In the documentary , The Cry for "Bread and Roses" continues across the Middle East talks about "The day of the women".The Day of the women is on March 8, and celebrated every year. It talks about how in Lebanon they still don't have a law to protect their women. A women in the video says she is ashamed to be Lebanese because to this day women are still getting beat. In the documentary the women that was Lebanese was ashamed from where she came, this is a rare occurrence because most people of the Middle Eastern Culture are very culture pride.
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Protests against exclusion of women urged.

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Emma Czamanske's comment, December 14, 2012 11:58 AM
In the Article Protests Against Exclusion of Women urged, is a more modern article about viloence against women. A Protest broke out by a girls school. It says a man spat on a eight year old girl that was walking to school because he believed that she wasnt dressed modest enough. As the news broke out, more and more people got angry and reached out saying how there is absloutely no reason to do such a thing to such a young girl. These people weren't from the same culture as the man that spat on the eight year old girl. Later on, the man that spat on the girl attcked a police officer and news caster, a fight broke out and six people were arrested and brought into questioning. The man blammed eveything on the meida and that the media was giving the residents a bad repuatation. When I read this article I was shocked that an adult male would spit on a young girl that was walking to school. Even though there was no Physical harm, it is abuse to women.
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Iranian details how she helped kill husband.(International News)

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Emma Czamanske's comment, December 14, 2012 11:53 AM
In the Article Irianian details how she helped kill her husband, describes how the Irianian government forced her to help hill her husband because of the laws that took place, that she wasn't allowed to leave and divorce her husband. The women in the article had a realtionship with another man besides her husband. She was sentenced to 99 lashes because she had two realionships with men, and then later charged with adultry and was sentenced to death by stoning. The news broke out world wide, and wanted to do eveything they could for this women. The people beleived that stoning isnt right, yet it is still going on today in Israel today.
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Map Of Israel

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This is a map of Israel, where the book takes place, mainly in the West Bank.

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