Ending Honor Crimes Against Women

| August 28, 2002

Kurdistan PM Calls for Eradication of Honour Crimes Against Women, R. M. Ahmad, KurdishMedia.com
Women's rights in Kurdistan were raised significantly when Prime Minister Nechervan Barzany announced the eradication of honor cleansing--a common practice in the region in which a woman can be tortured and killed in the name of preserving her husband's or family's reputation. R.M. Ahmad in KurdishMedia.com reports of the leader's announcement at the capital earlier this month, saying that Kurdistan Parliament is expected to invalidate all Iraqi Laws that condone the custom, including the 1983 Iraqi law that says 'any man is free to kill his mother or sister or daughter or an aunt for reasons of honour cleansing.'
-Julie Madsen
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