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All over the world, women are subject to extreme violence known as "honor killings". Honor killings are the killing of a family member who has brought dishonor upon a family’s religious/moral beliefs. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) estimates that perhaps as many as 5,000 women and girls a year are killed by members of their own families. Women may be killed simply because they refused to marry, wore clothes that are too revealing, acted in ways that were not "chaste", were in a relationship that their parents did not approve of, or even because they were raped. Women may be killed in extremely brutal and horrific ways (i.e.: being burned alive, stoned to death, decapitated, etc.) to "cleanse" the honor and virtue of their families.

Sign this petition in order to protest the human rights violations of countries that permit the murder of women and pressure the UN Human Rights Offices into taking action against these gruesome crimes. The world needs to know that honor killings should be illegal and banned no matter the culture or traditions a woman lives in.

This petition was delivered to:
  • UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
    Navanethem Pillay


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