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  Statistic ID: 360
Honour Killings
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Trend: neutral
Source:United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Submitted: Feb 4, 2012 - 7:56 AM
Facts/Notes: Honor killings (hounor killings) are acts of vengeance, usually death, committed by male family members against female family members, who are held to have brought dishonor upon the family. A woman can be targeted by (individuals within) her family for a variety of reasons, including: refusing to enter into an arranged marriage, being the victim of a sexual assault, seeking a divorce—even from an abusive husband—or (allegedly) committing adultery. The mere perception that a woman has behaved in a way that "dishonors" her family is sufficient to trigger an attack on her life. - Human Rights Watch
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