Honour killings in Canada: Even worse than we believe
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Gerald Caplan, The Globe & Mail
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Caplan, G. (2010, July 23). Honour killings in Canada: Even worse than we believe. The Globe
and Mail. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/second-reading/honour-killings-in-canada-even-worse-than-we-believe/article1314263/

Since 2002, there have been 12 honour crimes in Canada. This article highlights how the term honour-killings is associated with men from South Asia or the Middle East who murder their female family members. Honour crimes receive great media attention, however, other cases relating to domestic violence are often minimized – despite 212 women killed by their partners from 2002 to 2007. The author poses the question: why are certain cases given more attention to others? Even though honour crimes and other forms of domestic violence crimes have a common root.

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