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2014-03-06 16:25:13

New Documentary Shows Honor Violence Persists In All Parts of the World, Including US, UK and Canada WASHINGTON, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to draw attention to the prevalence of honor violence - including forced marriage, disfigurement and female genital mutilation (FGM), and to promote passage of the International Violence Against Women Act now pending in the U.S. House of Representatives, Muslim women and human rights activists will address the issue at...

2014-01-31 08:24:00

Put women's safety first QUÉBEC, Jan. 31, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Conseil du statut de la femme du Québec released the English version of its report on the complex, largely hidden problem of honour crime. A first in Canada, the study documents the 17 cases of honour crime recorded in this country since 1991, only 5 of whose 26 victims survived. The Conseil urges decision makers to take action to protect girls and women from all forms of honour-based violence: excessive...

2013-07-11 12:23:38

Victims of forced marriage and honor violence in the UK are hesitant to seek professional help because they are worried social workers will not understand their cultural differences, according to new research presented today at Royal Holloway University. Researchers at Royal Holloway have called for social workers to receive mandatory training on sensitive issues surrounding different cultures and religious backgrounds, so that they understand that normal practices, such as involving...

2010-07-12 12:54:00

NEW YORK, July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The human rights group Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) has launched a new campaign on taxicabs in Chicago to educate the American people about the horrors of honor killing. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100712/DC33668) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100712/DC33668) The SIOA ads on Chicago taxis feature photos of honor killing victims with the question, "Is your family threatening you?" and the URL of the SIOA...

2009-11-13 11:01:00

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Honor killings are barbaric and archaic yet they continue to happen with frightening frequency all over the world. The reasons for committing these murders are as feeble as they come. You can read about this subject on the latest post of Susie's Big Adventure. http://susiesbigadventure.blogspot.com/2009/11/where-is-honor.html While you're at it, take a look at Susie's other blog, Jeddah Daily Photo Journal, which offers a peek into life in...

2009-11-05 13:18:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Project Nur announces the third annual D.C. Muslim Film Festival November 10th -22nd with films exploring issues including freedom, oppressive regimes, hijab, virginity, faith, honor killings and more. Award-winning films and documentaries include Persepolis, Virgin Diaries, Faith without Fear, They call me Muslim, Honor Killings in the Middle East and more. Screenings are followed by guest speakers including filmmaker Parvez Sharma, Dr....

2009-10-01 09:53:00

Amnesty International Praises Senators Kerry and Lugar for Commitment to Protecting Women WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hear testimony on Thursday to support groundbreaking legislation that addresses the global crisis of violence against women and girls. Amnesty International praised Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Richard Lugar (R-IN) for their commitment to the International Violence Against Women Act and urged...

2008-06-14 00:00:07

Schools should be forced to teach children about domestic violence, honour-based crimes and forced marriage, MPs said today. The all-party Commons home affairs select committee also criticised the "desperate shortage" of refuge spaces and emergency accommodation for victims of all kinds of violence in the home. The report said: "Prevention and early intervention are vital in tackling domestic and so-called 'honour'-based violence and forced marriage. "Yet education on these issues in...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.