Honour Killings
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Honour Killings [Video]. (2011, December 13). CBC. https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2176087378 


Referencing the Shafia murder case in Canada, this video discusses the rise of honour crimes in Canada. In addition, the video also interviews Aisha, a young girl in Canada who left her family and is worried about the consequences she may face if her dad finds her, and Amal, the friend of Aqsa Parve who was a victim of honour killing. The rise of migration, the clash of cultures, and the lack of communication between immigrant parents and children born and raised in Canada has led to growing honour crimes in Canada. Activists and counsellors note that there need to be more resources to help young girls and communities need to work together and speak out against honour crimes. Examples of the work Sikh and Muslim communities are doing to address honour killings and to educate their communities are highlighted.


The Teaching Against Islamophobia resources were developed with funding support from the Law Foundation of BC, and the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies at SFU.


Image credit: Jj98, CC BY-SA 3.0 ; via Wikimedia Commons


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