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Tara Tulk

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In societies that practice honour killings, women who dare to bridge social divides, publicly engage other communities or adopt some of the customs or the religion of an outside group run the risk of being attacked. Who is at risk, of being a victim of Honour killings? Honour Killings They could be you're Sister Friend Teacher Aunt Mother She is right, what will You do to help ? Neighbor Religion or Culture ? What are honour Killings? An honour killing is the homicide of a member of a family or social group by other members, due to the belief of the perpetrators that the victim has brought dishonour upon the family or community. Honour killings are directed mostly against women and girls.

Human Rights watch defines"honour killing" as follows:

Honour killings are acts of vengeance, usually death, committed by male family members against female family members, who are held to have brought dishonour upon the family. A woman can be targeted by (individuals within) her family for a variety of reasons. Why do Honour Killings occur? Honour killing is rooted in patriarchal societies. ’Honour killing’ is an unjust act, it is a justification to selfish egocentric act when men’s power is challenged and it is a calculated response to eliminate ones who disobey traditional norms. What is patriarchal Societies? Literally 'rule by the father' but more generally it refers to a social situation where men are dominant over women in wealth, status and power. Patriarchy is associated with a set of ideas, a 'patriarchal ideology' that acts to explain and justify this dominance and attributes it to inherent natural differences between men and women. Sociologists tend to see patriarchy as a social product and not as an outcome of innate differences between the sexes and they focus attention on the way that gender roles in a society affect power differentials between men and women WARNIG: What you may see or hear, is very graphic and senstive material
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