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Murder in the Name of Honour: The True Story of One Woman's Heroic Fight Against an Unbelievable Crime
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Murder in the Name of Honour: The True Story of One Woman's Heroic Fight Against an Unbelievable Crime (Hardback)

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Rana Husseini's hard hitting and controversial examination of honour crimes is a fearless, groundbreaking account of a topic that can no longer be ignored. Claiming the lives of 5,000 women every year, and common in many traditional societies around the world, as well as in migrant communities in Europe and the USA, these so-called `Honour Killings' involve a `punishment' - often death or disfigurement - carried out by a relative to restore the family's honour.



Breaking through the conspiracy of silence surrounding this crime, the book includes the personals stories of many high profile cases that have recently hit the news. No other writer has taken such an unflinching look at one of the most brutal practices that still exists in the modern world.

LGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesViolence in societyDomestic violence Publisher: Oneworld Publications Publication Date: 28/03/2008 ISBN-13: 9781851685974  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Journalist, feminist, and human rights defender, Jordanian Rana Husseini is one of the world's most influential investigative journalists, whose reporting has put violence against women on the public agenda around the world. The recipient of numerous awards for bravery in journalism, she is a regular speaker at major international events and has been interviewed on almost every major international broadcaster, from CNN to the BCC.

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