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Murder in the Name of Honor: The True Story of One Woman's Heroic Fight against an Unbelievable Crime

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A hard-hitting and controversial examination of honor crimes. Common in many traditional societies around the world, as well as in migrant communities in Europe and the USA, they involve a 'punishment' — often death or disfigurement — carried out by a relative to restore the family's honor. Breaking through the conspiracy of silence, one writer above all others has been instrumental in bringing it to the world's attention: Rana Husseini.

Review:

"This nonfiction account should join Afghan writer Khaled Hosseini's fictive A Thousand Splendid Suns as an unforgettable example of shining the light on how contemporary atrocities committed against women have been shielded by law....A powerful and important book." Booklist (starred review)

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"A remarkable insight into a horrifying crime and a call to action for everyone who cares about human rights. A must read." Kerry Kennedy, founder of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights, and chair of the Amnesty International USA Leadership Council

Synopsis:

Murder in the Name of Honor is Rana Husseinis hard-hitting and controversial examination of honor crimes. Common in many traditional societies around the world, as well as in migrant communities in Europe and the USA, they involve a ‘punishment—often death or disfigurement—carried out by a relative to restore the familys honor. Breaking through the conspiracy of silence surrounding this crime, one writer above all others has been instrumental in bringing it to the worlds attention: Rana Husseini. Journalist, feminist, and human rights defender, Jordanian Rana Husseini is one of the world's most influential investigative journalists, whose consistent reporting of honor crimes 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 served as a consultant for several NGOs, including Equality Now and the United Nations Development Fund for Women. She has been interviewed on almost every major international broadcaster, from CNN to the BBC.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781851685974
Subtitle:
The True Story of One Woman's Heroic Fight Against an Unbelievable Crime
Author:
Husseini, Rana
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Subject:
General
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Violence in Society
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Patriarchy
Subject:
Women - Violence against -
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20090601
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
8.75 x 5.63 in

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Product details 264 pages Oneworld Publications - English 9781851685974 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This nonfiction account should join Afghan writer Khaled Hosseini's fictive A Thousand Splendid Suns as an unforgettable example of shining the light on how contemporary atrocities committed against women have been shielded by law....A powerful and important book."
"Review" by , "A remarkable insight into a horrifying crime and a call to action for everyone who cares about human rights. A must read." Kerry Kennedy, founder of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights, and chair of the Amnesty International USA Leadership Council
"Synopsis" by ,
Murder in the Name of Honor is Rana Husseinis hard-hitting and controversial examination of honor crimes. Common in many traditional societies around the world, as well as in migrant communities in Europe and the USA, they involve a ‘punishment—often death or disfigurement—carried out by a relative to restore the familys honor. Breaking through the conspiracy of silence surrounding this crime, one writer above all others has been instrumental in bringing it to the worlds attention: Rana Husseini. Journalist, feminist, and human rights defender, Jordanian Rana Husseini is one of the world's most influential investigative journalists, whose consistent reporting of honor crimes 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 served as a consultant for several NGOs, including Equality Now and the United Nations Development Fund for Women. She has been interviewed on almost every major international broadcaster, from CNN to the BBC.
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