MADRE Articles

March 2006

"Honor Crimes"

Posted on: Monday, March 20, 2006

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Iraq, Middle East

A MADRE Position Paper Human rights abuses committed against women—most often by male relatives—in the name of "family honor" are called "honor crimes." They include battery, torture, mutilation, rape, forced marriage, imprisonment within the home, and even murder. These...


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