Honour killing - Issues

An honor killing or honour killing (see spelling differences, also called a customary killing) is the murder of a family or clan member by one or more fellow family members, where the murderers (and potentially the wider community) believe the victim to have brought dishonor upon the family, clan, or community. This perceived dishonor is normally the result of (a) utilizing dress codes unacceptable to the family (b) wanting out of an arranged marriage or choosing to marry by own choice, (c) engaging in certain sexual acts or (d) engaging in relations with the opposite sex. These killings result from the perception that defense of honor justifies killing a person whose behavior dishonors their clan or family. < Read less Read more >

Honour killing