Posts Tagged ‘Hoonor Diaries’

Is Rise In Extremism Linked To Violence Against Women?

Preserving the “honor” of families in some Muslim societies is not considered very honorable by many people who turned away from that culture. In fact, in the documentary called “Honor Diaries,” one woman calls it “systematic, institutionalized misogyny.”

There are known cases of families beating and threatening a teenage daughter for talking to a boy. In another case a girl was killed for refusing an arranged marriage.

These incidents happened in the U.S.

Two women spoke on Midday Edition Wednesday who are taking part in the 2014 Women PeaceMaker’s Conference at the Joan Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego this week.

 

Read More: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2014/nov/19/honor-violence-and-preventing-violence-against-wom/

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