Honour Killings

Stop Shaming Women

Johanna Higgs | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK
Johanna Higgs

Sexual freedom. Something that men often claim for themselves. Something that is defined as a male right, male privilege. Men should be promiscuous,...

Damning 'Honour' Based Violence Figures Show Just How Few Reported Crimes Result In Charges

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 12.11.2016 | UK

Worrying new figures from police forces across Britain have revealed that in some areas just 3% of reported incidents of so-called ‘honour’ based ...

They Are Not ‘Honour Killings’ They Are Crimes Of Control Says Baroness Warsi

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

Baroness Warsi has called for the phrase “honour-killing” to be replaced with the term “crimes of control.” The former Chairman of the Conserv...

This Harrowing Photo Shows Why 'Honour' Killings Are Anything But

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK

This disturbing photo is a chilling reminder of a teenager who was murdered by her own parents in front of her brother and sister, in a so-called 'hon...

A Letter to My 18 Month Old on Women's Day

Zubin Madon | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Zubin Madon

Do not shackle yourself to gender centric paradigms of a hypocritical society; do not scuttle your dreams for ascendancy of your "natural role" (for want of a better euphemism) as a mother or a wife.

Poorna Bell

A Powerful Campaign Giving A Voice To Those Killed By Honour

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

This is Cosmopolitan's limited edition February cover that has been distributed when The Henry Jackson Society held an event in Parliament to launch t...

The Human Rights Abuses Must Stop - It's Time for Love For All and Hatred For None

Farooq Aftab | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK
Farooq Aftab

The past few weeks have unveiled some horrific stories of human rights abuse. The world was first shocked by the death sentence handed to Meriam Ibrahim, the then pregnant Christian mother in Sudan convicted of apostasy and adultery...

This Valentine's Day Help Us to Stop the Abuse of One Billion Women and Girls

Janice Atkinson | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics
Janice Atkinson

Around the world it is estimated that one billion women and girls are subject to abuse. That is a horrifying thought and we want to support the "One Billion Rising" campaign to raise awareness of this and help to halt this abuse.

We Must End the Conspiracy of Silence Surrounding the Abuse of Women in Asian Communities

Mahmood Naji | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Mahmood Naji

There is a specific form of abuse that I have noticed is most endemic in Muslim, Sikh and Hindu communities. We hear of exceptional cases, of beatings, of forced marriages, of honour killings. But herein lies part of the problem.

The Tories Must Not Dither Over Immigration

David Cowan | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK Politics
David Cowan

The immigration debate is often reduced to a mundane battle of statistics. Though just focusing on the economic aspect of immigration does not do nearly enough justice to the scale of the problem.

Why We Should Back David Cameron's Stance on Multiculturalism & Forced Marriages

Benjamin Lazarus | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK Politics
Benjamin Lazarus

Multiculturalism is often mistaken for Jeremy Waldron's theory of cultural cosmopolitanism - the insouciant notion that one can associate oneself with many different cultures.

Molten Flesh: The War Against Women

Ritwik Deo | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK
Ritwik Deo

1303 AD. It is a thick coagulate of amassed soldiers just inside the massive Chittorgarh fort gates in the deserts of Rajasthan. There are spears, dou...

Once is a Shag; Twice is a Relationship and Three Times I Better Marry the Guy!

Dr Eylem Atakav | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK
Dr Eylem Atakav

There are so many reasons to celebrate womanhood and so many reasons to think about women.

A Dark Christmas on EastEnders: An Episode That Will Shock the Life Out of You!

Dr Eylem Atakav | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
Dr Eylem Atakav

TV programs hardly ever see women's issues as social problems. Instead these problems are individualised and do not go beyond sharing sensational experiences on the small screen. With its dark Christmas episode and Zainab's moving story I hope that EastEnders will make a difference in the fight against unjustifiable violent acts against women.

Nearly 3,000 Honour Attacks In Britain Over The Last Year

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 03.12.2011 | UK

New figures reveal that 2,823 'honour' attacks have been recorded by police in Britain over the past year alone, more than double the figures of 2009....

Shafilea Ahmed Parents Granted Bail

PA | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The parents of suspected honour killing victim Shafilea Ahmed have been granted bail after being charged with the teenager's murd...