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647 Women Killed in the Name of 'Honour' Last Year

Society & Culture  (tags: Women violence, killing, HRCP, Pakistan, Suicide )

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The 2009 report of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) released on Monday revealed that there was a sharp surge in violence against women and 1,401 women were murdered during 2009. Out of these, 647 were murdered in the name of "honour",

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Donnette Davis (30)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 12:59 am
Noted wih thanks (& disgust that these practices still continue)

Thank you for sharing x

gail dair (0)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 4:21 am
thanks noted

Carmen S (69)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 9:09 pm
When is this horror going to stop. Where is the love for this woman. Husbands, sons, Uncles. None to be found.

Pramod K. (0)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 11:21 pm
This has to stop women is loving mother sister caring wife , women is called god only and still this is going on every one help to stop this

Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 11:43 pm
This has to stop it is outrageous and sickening

. (0)
Thursday March 25, 2010, 12:24 am
I am not getting what's so special about women getting killed, compared to men? I don't know the number of men killed in Pakistan, but normally it's about a 3:1 ratio between men killed to women killed across the world. We have disproportionate number of men getting killed, normally, but reverse disproportionate attention on the ones getting killed, normally. I agree that honour killings are a disgrace and very primitive. But nevertheless, why all this special attention on women getting killed? Are their lives worth more, are they more special?
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alicia m (97)
Thursday March 25, 2010, 12:36 am
noted with thanks,Sophie. All forms of violence are horrible, but "honor" crimes are extremely shameful!

Terry B (649)
Thursday March 25, 2010, 6:04 am
Hey, where is the "anti-zionist" gang on this thread? Nothing to say against the creulties of Mohammedean law?

Naoko i (264)
Thursday March 25, 2010, 6:18 am
Kristianna, here, not the number of getting killed but the reason of getting killed is the big issue and we're not saying women are more worth than men. If (and I can't deny the possibility) men are also getting killed in the name of "honor," we will condemn it.
And Terry, violence against women in the name of "honor" is done not only by Muslims or in Islamic countries but also by Hindus, probably by other religions.

Terry B (649)
Thursday March 25, 2010, 11:09 am
Stick to the topic, Naoko. This report is from Pakistan, not exactly a Hindu country. This crap is part and parcel of "sharia law."

pam w (139)
Thursday March 25, 2010, 5:36 pm
What a religion!

Naoko i (264)
Friday March 26, 2010, 3:18 am
Same to you, Terry. There is no need to call '"anti-zionist" gang' here, as this is from Pakistan, not exactly a middle-eastern country.
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