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This paper describes the problem of honor killings and looks at the history of honor killings in Pakistan. The paper then explains that the establishment and strict enforcement of laws protecting women from this kind of abuse and violence, as well as the cultural pressure to make change, are the basic approaches to rid the world of this kind of murder.
From the Paper:"Women throughout the world have long suffered at the hands of their husbands, fathers, and other male relatives. Why would a father, husband, or brother kill his daughter, wife, or sister? In some parts of the world, including Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Brazil, Uganda, and many countries in the Middle East, when a woman's family believes that her behavior has threatened the "family honor," killing her is seen as the only alternative . The practice of "honor killing", which is the murder of a (generally) female relative who is perceived to have brought dishonor to the family (which can be defined in terms as broad as looking at a man in a sexual manner, adultery, refusing a marriage proposal, refusing to have sex, or even being raped) by a male member of the family, has the highest level of reported incidence in the nation of Pakistan."
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Honor Killings (2008, January 08) Retrieved December 18, 2014, from http://www.academon.com/essay/honor-killings-100546/
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