Last week, Pakistan passed two landmark Bills to help further women's rights. Under the new legislation, perpetrators of
We balanced clumsily on the small pathway in the middle of the fields. In front of us was the modest structure of a mosque we were headed towards. A group of women with water-pots on their heads walked confidently near us on the same path.
Honor killings in Pakistan have climbed to an acme in recent years. Every year, countless girls and women, naïve otherwise, are persecuted as a consequence of having relationships with individuals of their own choice.
An 'honor killing' involves a woman being murdered for her marriage choices, premarital sex and more.
The brutal practice of murder or violence to punish “shameful” acts results in the deaths of at least 1,000 women in Pakistan every year.
Award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy discusses her new Oscar-nominated short documentary "A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness" and the need to end the practice of honor killings in Pakistan.
Turkey is a country conflicted when it comes to its LGBTQI population. On the one hand, Turkey was the first country in the Muslim world to hold an LGBTQI pride march, but on the other, the rate of hate crimes against LGBTQI people in Turkey is the highest among European countries.
Two weeks after Dunya's death, her husband released a video message unashamedly confessing to her murder, saying it was necessary to protect his honor and adding that anyone in his position would have done the same.
Honor is a fast-moving, even exciting tale of injustice, family and redemption. Will it help to change anything? Let's hope.
In Pakistan right now, there is absolutely no fear of being caught and no dread of being punished. This is a big problem. This is what we witnessed in the brazen act of murdering a woman outside a court in a prime center of the city.