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News and Views: April 2009

Honour killing condemned through art

ISLAMABAD: An exhibition of paintings titled ‘No honour in killing: making visible buried truth’ by various artists opened at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts on Wednesday.

Study finds honor killings a major portion of Pakistan's homicides

Human Rights Watch defines “Honor Killings” as follows: "Honor crimes are acts of violence, usually murder, committed by male family members against female family members, who are held to have bro

Q&A: 'Women Are Not Equals in Our Society'

Q&A: 'Women Are Not Equals in Our Society'

Mel Frykberg interviews MASHOOR BASISSY, director of the Palestinian

Authority Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MOWA).

Attacks on Indian women signal rising conservatism

Mumbai: An assault on women in a pub, a kidnapping of a Hindu girl for sitting next to a Muslim boy, harassing of canoodling couples by the police and the public.

Afghan leader accused of bid to 'legalise rape'

UN and women MPs say Karzai bowed to Islamic fundamentalists before poll

Israel: Modesty patrol 'mercenary' gets 4 years for assaulting woman

A mercenary for ultra-Orthodox modesty patrols was sentenced to four years in jail in a plea bargain Sunday, for the aggravated assault and intimidation of a formerly Haredi woman.

The SKSW Campaign denounces the flogging of a woman in Pakistan

The Global Campaign to Stop Killing and Stoning Women! urges the government of Pakistan to bring to justice the perpetrators of the flogging of a young woman in Swat.

Lancet Report: Fire a Major Killer of Indian Women

International Herald Tribune

The Associated Press
March 2, 2009

Lancet Report: Fire a Major Killer of Indian Women