Honor Killing

Honor Killing
   Honor killing is the murder of women (usually by their own male family members) because the women are deemed to have violated traditional codes of sexual mores and thus to have dishonored the family. Men frequently commit honor killing as a tool of repression against women. Until recently, the courts largely tolerated honor killing, but recently it has become an important issue in women's rights and human rights.

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