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The EU Ambassador to Afghanistan, Franz-Michael Mellbin, has criticized the prosecution of “moral crimes” as “disgraceful” and says Hamid Karzai’s government has failed Afghan women.

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The EU Ambassador to Afghanistan, Franz-Michael Mellbin, has criticized the prosecution of “moral crimes” as “disgraceful” and says Hamid Karzai’s government has failed Afghan women.

Read more here: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/07/hamid-karzai-afghanistan-women-eu-mellbin

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Inside Israel’s Bedouin communities, the practice of killing women who stain the family’s “honor” is experiencing a dark revival.

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Inside Israel’s Bedouin communities, the practice of killing women who stain the family’s “honor” is experiencing a dark revival.
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A sharp rise in “honor killings” in Palestinian territories has created a backash.

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Twenty-seven women are thought to have been killed last year in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip by family members claiming reasons of  “honor” — more than double the 13 cases documented in 2012.

Read more here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/honor-killings-rise-in-palestinian-territories-sparking-backlash/2014/03/02/1392d144-940c-11e3-9e13-770265cf4962_story.html

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A Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member called for immediate approval of a law that would institute harsher sentences for honor killings.

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A Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member called for immediate approval of a law that would institute harsher sentences for honor killings.

Hanan Ashrawi’s statement, which was released Saturday, followed the alleged killing of a 15-year-old girl by her father and a 17-year-old girl by her brother, Palestinian News Agency WAFA reported.

Ashrawi said 28 women were killed in 2013 due to the lack of protective legislation and legal accountability.

Read more here: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2014/02/23/Hanan-Ashrawi-calls-for-end-of-honor-killings-in-Mideast/UPI-65581393168465/

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One in five UK police forces is failing to properly record cases of so-called honor violence against women, according to a support group.

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One in five UK police forces is failing to properly record cases of so-called honor violence against women, according to a support group.

It said there was a “postcode lottery” when it came to recording such crimes.

The report, from the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO), also highlighted a lack of proper risk assessment of victims.

The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) said “significant progress” had been made by forces.

Read more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26056209

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The AHA Foundation is proud to co-lead a training on honor violence and forced marriage for the Arizona Homicide Investigators Association.

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The AHA Foundation is proud to co-lead a training on honor violence and forced marriage for the Arizona Homicide Investigators Association.

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An overview of the AHA Foundation’s third annual conference on honor violence, forced marriage, and female genital mutilation (FGM) in New York City is now available online.

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An overview of the AHA Foundation’s third annual conference on honor violence, forced marriage, and female genital mutilation (FGM) in New York City is now available online.

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A new draft law in Afghanistan that would limit testimony in domestic violence cases is drawing international outcry, with activists warning it is part of a broader trend toward rolling back women’s rights and would make it more difficult to combat “honor” crimes in the nation.

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A new draft law in Afghanistan that would limit testimony in domestic violence cases is drawing international outcry, with activists warning it is part of a broader trend toward rolling back women’s rights in the nation.

In practice, legal experts say, it would mean that a woman cannot testify that her uncle raped her, that a mother who sees her daughter beaten by her father or brother, cannot testify, that family members witnessing a young woman being forced into marriage by her father cannot be used in a prosecution, that a sister or brother who witnesses an honor killing cannot be questioned.

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In Canada, a mother and son, both Pakistani immigrants, were found guilty of threatening a woman and her boyfriend with an “honor” killing.

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In Canada, a mother and son, both Pakistani immigrants, were found guilty of several criminal charges Wednesday for harassing and threatening the daughter of the family after she “dishonoured” them for courting a “white guy.” Both had threatened to kill the daughter and her non-Muslim boyfriend whom she had met while working with him at a McDonald’s restaurant.The court heard that the family had emigrated to Canada in 2005 and had been strict with daughter Gulshan to the point of not allowing her to socialize.

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In an “honor” killing case, a Jordanian court has reduced the sentence of a man who killed his daughter because she left home without her husband’s knowledge from death to 10 years in jail, an official said Thursday.

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In an “honor” killing case, a Jordanian court has reduced the sentence of a man who killed his daughter because she left home without her husband’s knowledge from death to 10 years in jail, an official said Thursday.

Murder is punishable by death in Jordan, but in so-called “honor killings” courts usually commute or reduce sentences if the victim’s family requests leniency.

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