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100 Women 2014: What is an 'honour killing'?

Thousands of so-called "honour" killings take place every year around the world.

Activists think the number is significantly higher than those reported in each country.

Research done by a leading American academic and reviewed independently by human rights organisations, now sheds light on how these crimes occur.

Source for data: Phyllis Chesler, Emerita Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at City University of New York, on worldwide trends for "honour" killings. Published in The Middle East Quarterly.

  • 28 Oct 2014
  • From the section Asia
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