Women are murdered in so-called honor killings everyday, and the public has a right to know more about these crimes and their victims. So-called honor killings are murders, usually committed against female family members accused of impugning the family honor. These crimes are symptomatic of highly patriarchal systems, where women are held responsible for maintaining personal, family and community honor.
We live in an unequal world, and women of every religion are victims of cruelty. Let’s keep that at the forefront of the debate and address how to make so-called honor killings and other forms of gender violence history, which is exactly where these crimes belong.