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Hundreds of thousands of girls are murdered each year by way of shut kin for allegedly violating an unwritten social code or rebelling opposed to the patriarchal order. different destructive practices comparable to compelled marriage, baby marriage, or bride trade were recorded for hundreds of years and tailored to trendy occasions. The ebook examines honor-based violence, its roots and its evolution, in addition to the continuing fight to get rid of it in Read more...

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In this particular case, the family felt honor could only be redeemed if the perpetrator served his full sentence. A blood feud in the village had been averted, but men in Rojin’s and her rapist’s extended families still carried guns and saw the other clan as the enemy. Mediation attempts between the two families had failed: the girl’s relatives were determined to get legal redress for the insult they had suffered. A new penal code was introduced in Turkey in 2005. Under pressure from feminist groups, several articles detrimental to women were replaced or removed, including the provision that let rapists off the hook if they married the woman they had assaulted.

I’m dying, I’m dying, what terrible pain,” she wailed, swaying from side to side on her cushion. After regaining her composure, she explained that Pınar’s father had been a difficult husband and a poor father. Hıdır Kaçmaz was a gambler, and years earlier, he had been sentenced to eight years in prison for murder. His conviction had left the family in dire straits. His wife had three daughters and three sons to support, and she was getting little assistance from his relatives. In Bismil (pop. 70,000), few women work outside the home.

She will never fully overcome the tragic events that have marked her teenage years, but I hope she can find some contentment and raise children who will bring her the warmth and affection that was so cruelly lacking when she needed it most. I later learned from her lawyer that the Court of Appeal had overturned Rojin’s rapist’s conviction and reduced his sentence. He was freed after serving less than 20 months in jail—a very cheap price for the life that he had ruined. 1057/9781137012661 - Honor Killings in the Twenty-First Century, Nicole Pope Chapter 2 Honor and Shame D espite the best efforts of women’s rights activists over the past decades, thousands of women around the world are killed every year for defying an unwritten patriarchal code of conduct.

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