‘This article compares murder cases labeled “honor killings” with cases labeled “family/ spousal murders” in the Canadian news media, exploring the construction of boundaries between these two practices.
‘Honour killings’ are extreme acts of domestic violence culminating in the murder of a woman by her family or community.
In Pakistan, honour killings are prevalent throughout the country, though in some areas the incidents of honour have taken an alarmingly high proportion of incidents in recent years.
Honor-based violence (HBV) is a serious concern for women and girls from particular ethnic backgrounds. Unfortunately, while the sociology discipline pays significant attention to gender-based violence in western contexts, HBV is a topic under-studied in the field.
The Muslim Family Safety Project (MFSP) was launched in 2003 to address domestic violence within Muslim communities in London Ontario.
This article aims to explain the lethal violence against women observed in certain contexts in recent years. It analyses the phenomenon of female homicide victimization through the lens of Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of symbolic violence.
The RODINA FRIENDSHIP (ДРУЖБА „РОДИНА“)series offers research and reviews by leading Bulgarian scientists, researchers and publicists on the topic of Bulgarian Muslims.
The handbook is suitable for all stakeholders working with the Roma community in one form or another.
This paper explores the conceptualization of ‘honour’ killings in Canada’s increasingly diverse and multicultural society, demonstrating that these murders are best seen as falling within the broad spectrum of domestic violence, rather than as a separate issue.
In the early and mid-1990s, after the overthrow of the communist regime in Albania, migration from rural areas to more developed ones was perceived as one of the main ways to escape poverty.
Though there is substantial literature on different cultural understandings of honor and shame that inspire violence, little has been written from the point of view of the defendants who have committed and have been found guilty of murder committed in the name of honor.
So far, women’s involvement in honor killings has been attempted to explain with the emphasis on either patriarchy or the concept of hegemonic masculinity.
Violence is a dynamic event, not a static state. The cause of violence, therefore, cannot lie in static variables such as individual propensities (eg self-control) or aggregate properties (eg inequality).
Subtheme: Silenced to Death
The scientific work gathers statements of important figures and international organizations about the murders of women and girls.
The document aims to conduct a study on femicide in Europe, and then to give ideas for the prevention of this type of crime
Last year, the World Health Organization and the UN condemned virginity tests and called for their ban worldwide because they are painful, humiliating and mentally traumatic and exacerbate gender inequality.
These types of tests very often foreshadow crimes in the name of honor and can be considered as violence themselves.
The book is about the legal system and structure and the position of the Turkish woman in it. The issues of gender equality, jobs, the labor market, as well as sexual violence are covered.
Gender differences in the perception of honour killing were investigated in two countries, both traditionally considered honour cultures but with differing degrees of individualism and collectivism: Italy and Turkey.
The first chapter of this volume elaborates on the notion of gender-based violence, the need to incorporate a gender perspective in legal systems in general, and the responsibilities of States with regard to those at the margins of legal protections.
Patriarchy plays an essential role in initiating, supporting, and spreading violence in Middle Eastern societies. The innately violent patriarchal gender structure makes a significant contribution to the normalization and condoning of violence in society by constructing gender roles that are based on control, intimidation, and submission.
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