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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Pakistani father tried to rape & honor kill his 15 years old daughter for refusing to marry her cousin

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Watch: Thomas Roberts talks to Sabatina James, who escaped an honor killing after fighting an arranged marriage to a cousin in her native Pakistan.
Every year women and girls all over the world are burned, beaten, or stabbed to death by family members because they are seen as having transgressed social codes of "honor."
The real number of women and girls who are murdered in honor killings is unknown as most murders are reported as accidents.
Pakistan has the highest number of documented and estimated honour killings per capita of any country in the world; about one-fifth of the world's honour killings are performed in Pakistan (1000 out of the 5000 per year total).
According to Islamic tradition, the "honor" of the entire family is measured by women's behavior. Any action that may be perceived as harming the family's honor may cost the woman her life. In other words, a woman is required not only to obey Islam including its strict codes of modesty but also to completely obey her male guardians (husband, father, brother and even uncle).
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