'Honour' brings together the practical insights and experience of individuals and organisations working in diverse regions and contexts to combat 'crimes of honour'. The authors examine strategies of response to such manifestations of violence against women, focusing largely on 'honour killings' and interference with the right to choice in marriage, and the related use and legal treatment of the defence of 'honour' and 'provocation' in different countries of Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and South Asia. This timely book is distinctive in approach and content, highlighting activist and practice-oriented academic perspectives from both the South and the North. The authors give voice to the struggle to locate 'crimes of honour' firmly within the international framework of violence against women and human rights rather than positioning these abuses as specific to particular cultures or communities. The first of its kind, this book serves as a resource in addressing 'honour crimes' and, more broadly, violence against women, and will be of interest to a multi-disciplinary academic audience as well as lawyers, policy-makers and activists.
Preface: Violence against women and 'crimes of honour'
Introduction: 'Honour', rights and wrongs
1. United Nations approaches to 'crimes of honour'
2. 'Crimes of honour', value and meaning
3. The role of 'community discourse' in combating 'crimes of honour': preliminary assessment and prospects
4. 'Honour killings' and the law in Pakistan
5. Murders of women in Lebanon: 'crimes of honour' between reality and the law
6. 'Crimes of honour' as violence against women in Egypt
7. Researching women's victimisation in Palestine: a socio-legal analysis
8. Culture, national minority and the state: working against the 'crime of family honour' within the Palestinian community in Israiel
9. Changing the rules? Developments on 'crimes of honour' in Jordan
10. Honour-based violence among the Kurds: the case of Iraqi Kurdistan
11. 'Crimes of honour' in the Italian Penal Code: an analysis of history and reform
12. The 'legitimate defence of honour', or murder with impunity? A critical study of legislation and case law in Latin America
13. 'Ther is no "honour" in domestic violence, only shame!' Women's struggles against 'honour' crimes in the UK
14. Of consent and contradiction: forced marriages in Bangladesh
15. From fathers to husbands: of love, death and marriage in North India
16. Tackling forced marriages in the Nordic countries: between women's rights and immigration control
References About the contributors Index
|Book :||’Honour’: Crimes, Paradigms, and Violence Against Women|
Book ID :12379
Lynn Welchman & Sara Hossain (Eds)
ISBN 13 :9788189013806
Year of Publication :2007
Cambridge University Press/Zubaan Publication
Weight :1 Kg.