Friday, March 27, 2009

suicide or 'honour' killing?

Women told: 'You have dishonoured your family, please kill yourself'
As Turkey cracks down on 'honour killings', women are now told to commit suicide.

"Honour killings aren't always properly investigated because some police and prosecutors share the same views as the honour killers," she said. "For things to change, police, prosecutors and even judges need to be educated on gender equality."

We are not the only country struggling with the murders of women committed in the name of 'honour'. The phenomonen of suicide by a woman forced into taking her own life has reared its ugly head here also though I don't think investigations into these deaths has been taken seriously enough. T


Anonymous kinzi said...

Thanks for posting this.

We are not the only country affected, indeed.

It would be great if we could lead the world in eradicating it.

Friday, March 27, 2009  
Anonymous Shafra said...

Sister Kinzi, shouldn't you be more concerned with the hundreds of thousands of Arab women your countrymen have brutalized and impoverished? If are afraid to go to Iraq to comfort them, you can start something in the USA. But please stop flexing your muscles on us.

Friday, March 27, 2009  
Blogger joladies said...

Sister Shafra

Welcome to our blog! While we value all comments contributed to this vital topic - which is the dishonourable murders of women in Jordan by male relatives - I think it is only fair to all concerned, in this case kinzi if you refrain from personal attacks and expanding the issue into the dirty politics of Iraq. The only one 'flexing muscles'at this point is you on us. Isn't it about time we deal with the real issues at hand .... and in one place at a time please! J

Saturday, March 28, 2009  

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