Honour Killing

No Honour In These Appalling Crimes

Syed Kamall | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Politics
Syed Kamall

Such vile crimes have no place in modern society and it is not something that women or men from any culture or background should have to tolerate. And we need to change the language. The word "honour" has no place in the debate. None at all.

Two Men Charged With Murder, Rape And Kidnap In Kingston 'Honour Killing' Probe

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK

Two men have been charged by police investigating the possible honour killing of a teenager, who was reportedly found stuffed in a freezer. Metropolit...

We Cannot Be Silent On 'Honour-Based' Violence

Deeyah Khan | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Deeyah Khan

all women everywhere The erasure of the category of 'honour'-based violence would not just place victims at risk. It would also erase over a decade of campaigning by organisations within minority communities which have fought for the recognition of these extremely dangerous acts of violence. However well-intended, we need to recognise that changing language which is essential for identifying individuals at risk.

Mother Given Death Sentence For Burning Daughter Alive In ‘Honour Killing’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK

A Pakistani mother has been sentenced to death after killing her daughter in a so-called honour crime. Parveen Rafiq had confessed to tying her 18-yea...

We Must Act Now On The Istanbul Convention

Laura Bates | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Politics
Laura Bates

In June 2012, the UK government signed the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, known as the Istanbul Convention. But years later it still has yet to ratify the convention, which would bring into legal force measures, among others, requiring the UK to protect from and prevent violence against women, and to prosecute perpetrators who are nationals or resident in the UK - wherever they commit the act of violence... The longer the government drags its feet on ratifying the Istanbul Convention, the longer it seems to send the message that it is happier to pay lip service to the problem than actually taking concrete steps to solve it.

British 'Honour Killing' Victim's Ex-Husband 'Admits Strangling Her With Scarf'

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK

The ex-husband of a British woman who died in a so-called honour killing has admitted strangling her, it has been reported. Samia Shahid, 28, from Bra...

Two Family Members Arrested In Connection With 'Honour Killing' Of Bradford Beauty Therapist

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK

Two male family members have been arrested in connection with the alleged “honour-killing” of a Bradford beauty therapist in Pakistan. Samia Shahi...

Labour MP Demands Probe Into ‘Honour Killing’ Of British Woman In Pakistan

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Two Family Members Arrested In Connection With ‘Honour Killing’ Of British Woman In Pakistan Labour MP Naz Shah has demanded an investiga...

Qandeel Baloch's Murder Was No Honour Killing

Sufiya Ahmed | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK
Sufiya Ahmed

Qandeel Baloch's brother and his heinous reasons should not be in our thoughts. It should be the dead woman who has been robbed off her life.

Social Media Star Qandeel Baloch Dead In Apparent 'Honour Killing'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK

A Pakistani social media star has been strangled in an apparent “honour killing”. Qandeel Baloch was killed in her family home in Multan, a large ...

Mother Burns Teenage Daughter Alive For Marrying The Man She Loved

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK

A Pakistani woman has been arrested after dousing her daughter in kerosene and burning her alive – allegedly because she had defied her family to ma...

Teenage Girl Burned In ‘Honour Killing’ For Helping Her Friend Elope

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK

A teenage girl was burned to death on the orders of a local tribal council in Pakistan, in a so-called honour killing as punishment for helping one of...

Brother Murders Sister In ‘Honour Killing’ For Speaking To Man On Her Mobile Phone

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of using a kitchen knife to murder his teenage sister. Hayat Khan is said to have attacked Sumaira in...

It's Not Just the Police Who Are Failing Victims of 'Honour' Based Violence

Deeyah Khan | Posted 11.12.2016 | UK
Deeyah Khan

Whether within the police or other agencies, individuals who have expertise, cultural sensitivity and commitment to protecting women at risk are the greatest resource. The most valuable and dedicated of these are women's rights activists, fighting for change within their own communities, and providing a compassionate and effective source of help for women and girls at risk of their lives.

Woman Dies After Being 'Set Alight After Turning Down Marriage Proposal'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK

A woman has died after a former lover who was furious that she rejected his marriage proposal set her on fire, medics have announced. Sonia Bibi wa...

Why We Need a National Day of Memory

Jasvinder Sanghera | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jasvinder Sanghera

One of my sisters, Robina, suffered a horrific marriage, as with many other victims, she was encouraged to go back to the perpetrator so to not dishonour the family name and reputation. In desperation she committed suicide by setting herself on fire. It could have so easily been me.

Death Sentences For Family Of Pregnant Woman Murdered In 'Honour-Killing'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

WARNING - THIS REPORT CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES Four members of the same family have been sentenced to death for the killing of a pregnant woman out...

Rachel Moss

Muslim Women Speak Out About Life Under Honour Culture

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Every day, women around the world are at risk of female genital mutilation, forced marriage and violence, all in the name of "honour". But now, gra...

Newlyweds' 'Throats Slit' After Family Lured Them Home With Promise Of Blessing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK

A young Pakistani couple had their throats slit with scythes after their parents discovered they had married for love. The 17-year-old girl and 31-...

Pakistan Teenager Survives Attempted 'Honour Killing' After Being Shot Twice & Thrown In Canal (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK

An 18-year-old Pakistani girl has survived being shot and thrown into a canal for marrying the man she loved, police have said. Police official Al...

Family Who Stoned Pregnant Woman To Death Also Killed Her Sister In 'Honour Killing'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Pregnant Pakistani Woman Stoned To Death Was Killed By Husband, Sister Insists WARNING - THIS REPORT CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES The family...

Husband Of Pregnant Pakistani Stoning Victim Admits He Killed His First Wife

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK

WARNING - THIS REPORT CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES A Pakistani man whose pregnant wife was stoned to death by members of her own family who objected to...

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 30 May 2014

Paddy Duffy | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

The Comic Drumming Competition Of News Two different parties in two separate countries, and yet their fates are almost identical. Less than five year...

Pregnant Woman Stoned To Death By Her Family – For Marrying The Man She Loved (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK

WARNING - THIS REPORT CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES UPDATE: Husband Of Pregnant Pakistani Stoning Victim Admits He Killed His First Wife A pregnant 2...

Yemeni Teenager, 15, 'Burned To Death By Father In Honour Killing For Contacting Fiancé Before Wedding'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A 15-year-old girl has been burned to death by her father for allegedly getting in touch with her fiancé before their wedding day, media reports say....