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Honor Killing: Pathfinder

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  • What constitutes an immoral or shameful act that results in an honor killing?
  • Have recent laws been developed globally to protect women from this crime?
  • Do accused women have an opportunity to face their accusers and/or defend  themselves?
  • How are the men who commit the murders treated?
  • Is this practice based on religious doctrine or tribal customs?
  • Is the concept of women’s rights culturally relevant to deeply patriarchal societies?
  • What efforts are being made to combat honor killings?  How successful have these efforts been?
  • Research an individual whose demise was based on an honor killing. What were the details and what can we learn from this case?

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